Finally, a designer who has a hyper-modern take on dressing feminine.
For her spring collection, Rebecca Taylor was going for a world traveler vibe, a girl who is cool, carefree, unencumbered. The set was full of floral tea dresses, embroidered tunics, sequins and even some leopard print. In my opinion the big array of patterns was less cohesive than, for example, an Etro collection. I approve of the hip hippie direction she took a lot of her looks in, though the hippie headband may have been a bit of tired overkill. But, she succeeded in doing what she does best, making feminine clothing suitable for the modern woman. I give credit to Taylor, for this task is often retrograded with “feminine” being mistaken for “house-wife.”
For fall, the designer claimed to be inspired by Northern European fairytales. I believe she was again successful in keeping modernity fresh and fun, especially while being inspired by such an interesting medium.Taylor brought on her true-to-self prints that provide the girly charm she is known for. She meshed these muted florals with a more autumnal feel with lush fur vests (faux, I hope), well-cut coats, and contrasting belts. The whole group of ensembles was overwhelmingly polished, almost making me wish for some more of the whimsical feel of her spring set.
Is it any wonder the New Zealand native designer has flocks of starlets under her spell?