You knew that Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2011 show was bound to be an exciting one when faced with the sheer magnitude of celebrity wattage spanning an entire front row. Bold-faced names too numerous to event fully recount included Gossip Girls Jessica Szhor and Michelle Trachtenberg along with singers Eve and Kat DeLuna, and then some. Sean Lennon’s band, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, played a live set while the clothes hit the runway.
Now that might all have been a pretty big distraction had Rebecca’s collection not been able to stand its own and then some. Rebecca has expanded her line from handbags to include a full-fledged women’s ready to wear collection, displaying the same effortless style and cool that made her bags an instant hit with downtown hipsters and midtown corporettes alike.
This season Rebecca showed a strong collection of separates that any girl would kill to have in her closet. From trendy black leather shorts to a sexy yet strong leopard jump suit, they were the kinds of items that we swoon over. Clothes were layered to feel second nature and cool without trying too hard: a fox fur vest and some dangly necklaces over a silk print shirt, a slouchy knit sweater over a pair of skinny pants with snakeskin print kneepad details. All of it added up to an irreverently fashionable yet feminine style that had a distinctly New York City feel.