Rebecca Taylor’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection redefined the cool girl uniform. Although Rebecca Taylor’s designs veer towards girly and flirty, this season’s offerings played around with a slightly darker mood. Deep plums and teals were splashed amongst the blacks, charcoals, and chocolates. The prints were elevated and digitized. Airy dresses and tops contrasted with heavier sweaters and wool coats. The oversized ombre leopard coat will surely be a classic; it can be paired with the sequin printed sleeveless top or with the open knit graphic patch sweater. The velvet sweatshirt with the leather shorts was an unexpected combination, yet it worked. It all worked so effortlessly.
There were reptile jacquard trousers, both velvet and velvet burnout fabrications (as a pant and as a dress, respectively), and boucle jackets, minis, and sweaters. Even the accessories were punched up a notch. Sky high booties had puffs of fur, leggings featured nail heads, and some leather pieces were perforated. The size and shape of the bags added to the downtown cool allure – perfect for lugging around the city.
Not only can these pieces work well together (whether layered or mixed and matched), but they can also transition into spring. Each one is strong enough to stand on their own, which sometimes not a lot of pieces can do.
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