For Fall 2009, Rebecca Taylor delivers a glorious interpretation of “imagery from Northern European fairytales” by utilizing lilac and minty pastels, luminescent layers of chiffon, and luxurious jewel tones.
Field flowers are translated into lively magenta dresses with ruched sleeves while the Scandinavian sea is captured with diagonal ruffle separates as well as hues of smoky quartz and navy. Metal and stud embellishments decked out everything from cashmere sweaters and coats to champagne slinky tanks. Fair isle cardigans and grey flannel brought warmth to all the metallic jacquard pieces. Large leather clutches and fur cropped jackets provided an edgy feel to this very romantic and feminine collection.
Playful and flirty elements materialized with a deep-V, silk ruffle blouse tucked into loose houndstooth trousers and a lovely wool and mohair cobweb vest shown over a swinging skirt. Leopard print also appears on slim cigarette pants and pencil skirts. Chunky Lucite necklaces added depth against delicate textures.
– Tiffany Chang