Preparing for Spring still seems an ambitious undertaking of spirits, considering we are likely to see much more snow between now and then. Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 09 collection hopes to push away our dreary disdain of winter for more jovial meditations.
Taylor‘s prescription for Spring is a boho-cum-chiclet girl chic. Relying on classic boho ease the collection is comprised of a series of easy, loose fitting dresses and tops with lace up detailing. The subtle palette of earthen tones is bolstered by vibrant paisley prints in saturated hues. Dries Van Noten’s layering of prints has definitely set off a trend in the industry. Taylor follows suit with a girly series of metallic prints that range in monochromatic shades on one garment.
Taylor’s nostalgic rendition of the sixties includes all the hallmark motifs and shapes that made the era’s style so iconic: peasant blouses, tunics and roomy skirts. Taylor updates the look by including pieces with more structure, heavier fabrics that lend to a more modern take. Taylor offers a series of separates that can easily mix into the contemporary woman’s existing wardrobe. Stand outs include flirty party dresses in brilliant colors. A favorite was a lapis and serilium frock with drop waist, flowy skirt and gold speckle print. All in all Taylor presented a collection that is perfect for her girl. It had all the girly finesse and fun that her clients clamor for.
Recalling the carefree ecstasy of the sixties may just be the right note for this moment and time. Perhaps it is a little time for peace and love!