The Divas have rocked the house! What a treat to watch the amazing Janelle Monae perform throughout Rebecca Minkoff's NY Fashion Week show. The style going down the runway was not eclipsed by the energetic singer, a testament to the strength of the collection.
While the spring 2014 collection was noted to be inspired by Latin America, the muse was not presented too literally. Pretty embroideries were reminiscent of peasant blouses you might find at a market. However, they were interpreted in different colors, tailored pieces and contemporary motifs. Some of the prints reminded me of patterns you would see on plastic tablecloths at your local bodega, BUT in elegant fabrics. The sense of humor of this approach worked well for this season.
As cute as Rebecca's fashions are, her claim to fame will always be her handbags. There were color blocked pieces and large purses that were a hybrid between briefcase and her signature MAB bags. Fun backpacks were added that would look great on the back of a moped.
The shoes? To die for, (hopefully not because one crashed and burned in heels). I drooled over the series of long cut-out boot sandals. There were some that carried the intricate floral pattern of the garments. Others were solid colored with contrast hardware. If the towering boot was not your thing, shorter shoes with multi-colored tassels swung whimsically down the runway.
What did you think of the Diva and Designer collaboration? Does having live music enhance your appreciation of the catwalk clothing?
original photos by Mariana Leung