Rebecca Minkoff presented her fresh white-based Spring/Summer 2013 collection this afternoon at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to the live music of indie band Tennis. It was exciting enough once we heard lead vocalist Alaina Moore singing the retro and addictive pop song Marathon, especially when enhanced by mixing DJ Cassidy. Once the first few almost all-white, resort-looking styles went down the runway, the connection between the music and the collection was immediate: it was going to be a capsule of 60’s and 70’s glamour with a modern day socialite thrown into the mix.
Minkoff’s Spring 2013 collection was inspired by the iconic photographs taken by American photographer Slim Aarons who captured socialites, jet-setters, and celebrities lounging poolside. Feminine, tropical, and confident were the first few words to cross my mind as the looks came down. With modern shapes and fabrics, every one of the models looked like she had stepped out of one of Aaron’s faded photographs and was taking on today’s world with confidence and mad style.
What stood out after the show was the resurgence of overalls and rompers for next Spring— the onesie redeux! Minkoff managed to turn dungarees into the perfect statement piece at a resort destination by pairing them with floral prints.
Other trends that stood out:
→ Tomboyish undertones featuring masculine, boxy and oversized shaped tops and boot cut jeans.
→ Sun-faded canopy stripes.
→ Fringed hems on not-so-short shorts and summer tweeds that look perfect when vacationing in the summer.
→ Biker jackets and vests with floral and tropical graphic print.
→ Sport chic inspired track pants featuring a line of floral print, drawstring shorts, and a floral printed hoodie jacket.
→ Faded and saturated hues.
Front row attendees included Ryan Lochte (what the what?), Jamie Chung, Lauren Conrad, Tika Sumpter, and Kristin Chenoweth.