from the runways: rebecca minkoff

11 Feb

it’s fashion week again, and in honor of the sartorially rich week, i’ll be bringing you reviews and editorials straight from the runways in lieu of our regularly scheduled posts. happy fashioning!

the rebecca minkoff girl is a dream. hip, stylish, confident. and the designer’s autumn/winter 2013 collection certainly lived up that cool girl charm – right down to the live show by nashville duo, wild cub. that’s right – a live music performance right on the runway. how’s that for shaking things up?

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and speaking of shaking things up, minkoff employed an interesting muse for this season’s inspiration – none other than that american hero, neil armstrong. ms. minkoff dubbed her collection “an ode to neil,” according to, and wove subtle hints of the space race era into her pieces. and i mean subtle in every sense of the word – i didn’t even realize the designer had her creative eye set on armstrong or space until clued me into the word, “space,” sprawled across a t-shirt and spacesuit influenced elbow joints on a white leather jacket.



but beside that small disconnect, everything else was in sync with the minkoff brand – fresh, young and flirty with an edge. true rebecca minkoff style.

as the first model stormed the runway after an intro from the aforementioned jam sesh sporting a white leather bomber and army green trouser shorts, it was clear this show would get your heart racing in more ways than one. i could feel my pulse rise in excitement as each look followed. there were thigh-skimming dresses intermingling with trousers for girls who don’t take themselves too seriously and skirts topped with sweaters for days when you just feel like being slouchy in the best way possible.








but i would be sorely remiss if i didn’t mention the more-than-impressive outerwear present in almost every look. sumptuous leather to fur trimmed to all-over plaid in silhouettes ranging from waist length to floor length, and even a short sleeved black number, these pieces undoubtedly stole the show.

and that’s what fall is all about, am i right? the minkoff girl is definitely one i’ll be channeling come october.








ed note: since i’m having to enjoy nyfw from the comforts of my own home this season, please excuse my borrowing of photos from hop on over there for the full collection and their take on this season’s designs.


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