NY Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor Spring / Summer 2010
Rebecca Taylor’s spring 2010 collection was one of her best to date.
Runway Review Excerpt: For Spring 2010 Rebecca Taylor did not deny her fans her signature flippy silk skirts, romantic mini-florals, and bright liberty printed slip tops, bags and sandals.
I left feeling I’d had a balanced meal and imagined how easily it would be to fit those pieces into my own color phobic wardrobe. #NYFW
My thing is that I can’t wear her stuff because I am afraid of pink and flowers. I’ve always been more punk than boho. I have an androgynous sort of body and feel most at home in black, navy, charcoal gray and maybe some nude every once in a while. And so it was as I sat in my chair in my black 90s Helmut Lang get-up (and waited for the Real Housewives of every city everywhere to have their pictures taken) that I just assumed we’d be having a menu of ice-cream. Happily this wasn’t exactly the case.
Rebecca Taylor’s spring 2010 collection was one of her best to date. I’ve always known her for her love of all things girly – dusty pinks, dolly dresses and lovely mini cardi’s. In 1998, fresh out of college and assisting at MLLE. mag, I helped organize a party in her honor at the Chelsea Hotel. All of my editors adored her because she is adorable and cool and the best advertisement for her designs ever. They of course loved her clothing and still do.
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For Spring 2010 Ms. Taylor did not deny her fans her signature flippy silk skirts, romantic mini-florals, and bright liberty printed slip tops, bags and sandals. Her models strutted out in lettuce bibbed rompers, high-waisted tulip shaped minis and eye-poppingly bright organza party frocks in "cyclamen" and "cobalt". She went many successful steps further this time, in my opinion, by tempering all that fragility and sweetness with the tough – cropped navy blazers, charcoal knit bombers, chunky punky zippers, boyish pegged trousers; and the sexy – body con tube dresses, padded shoulders and slouchy gray marl tees with her signature leopard print.
I left feeling I’d had a balanced meal and imagined how easily it would be to fit those pieces into my own color phobic wardrobe. – Andrea Perini
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Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain | Team VagaBondNYC- Andrea Perini is a free-lance stylist and the founder and creative director of VagaBondNyc.com, the avant-garde vintage clothing destination specializing in clothing and accessories from the 60s-90s. Andrea buys, styles & shoots everything and feature's her well-edited archive in monthly vintage-only fashion editorials where every item is for sale. As fashion industry veterans, they edit their vintage buys to reflect their understanding of contemporary fashion's indebtedness to its past.
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