It being Tuesday, Valentine’ Day, I am ready to report on the weekend that happened in fashion. There are many trends erupting as the days go on, so here is my roundup thus far. Starting off with the two Rebecca’s, Taylor and Minkoff on Friday afternoon. I start by focusing in on Rebecca Taylor’s new rocker-chic sensibilities. Veering off from her girly past, Taylor toughened up her feminine and flirty aesthetic through the use of menswear-inspired outerwear this season. There were tweeds and bomber jackets, a tribute the 90’s that I loved. The color palette was rich with mercurial hues, and by adding mismatched 90’s pieces, she did a fantastic job of layering. Take notice of the leather shorts and furry boots. You will be seeing a lot of those in the posts to come. Applause!
Rebecca Minkoff‘s show was a hard act to follow. Before the show even began, while everybody was taking their seats, Theophilus London came out and did a rap song to set the tone for the show. He then danced with the models and then let them strut the runway. It put me in a dancing mood as I waited for the clothes to come out of the smoke-filled walls. On the menu, I’ll take a a little fun with my fashion thank you.
And a side of fries. Based loosely on the 1984 documentary Long Way Round, Minkoff celebrates the modern woman by her use of jewel tones and menswear-inspired pieces. Keep your eye out for the Blue Hendrix pants and the Black and White Kaleidoscope pant, a trend that will be threaded into other collections as well. I’m loving the geometrical knits, the bright python prints, and the peplum jacket.
Onto a launch party for the new Hudson LouLou jeans, a “phosphorescent invasion” at Scoop NYC in the Meatpacking district. I did feature this cool video if you remember… if not click here to watch it again. As we all know, neon has been trending now for some time and it was quite timely that Hudson decided to launch these highlighter-neon side stripe jeans. Inspired by YSL’s muse LouLou de la Falaise, the LouLou jean is inspired by the iconic “Le Smoking” tuxedo suit. They are kind of similar to track pants but can be worn out for a night of glamour. I also got to meet Leigh Lezark who hosted the event and Ben Taverniti, the Creative Director of Hudson Jeans. They shared some of their inspirations with me and I was glad to be dancing after a long day of fashionizing. Check out the really cool photos below, everything is glowing including my bracelets. You will want to get these jeans or something neon for yourself. Trust. See you at the tents!
All photos Michael Crook. Visit website here: www.michaelcrook.com/