Contributor Ashley Parker took in the Rebecca Taylor collection. Here’s her recap and review:
Easy and flirty, designer Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2012 collection started with a mix of nudes and blushes splashed with citrus pops on flowy frocks, slouchy sweaters and asymmetrical cuts. Inspired by her favorite artworks from the Louve, Taylor added a little edge and elegance with glittery sequin dresses and midriff-baring tops.
The collection also featured a number of sheer dresses, tapered pants and handkerchief-hemline skirts. During the latter part of the show, the designer evoked a little bad girl bohemian style with some darker touches of shimmering gunmetal, pewter and black lace which translated beautifully with the rest of the collection. In other words, the collection was feminine with the just the right touch of edge. After all, part of being a woman is knowing when not to be too much of a lady.
A gorgeous sky-like textile anchored the collection which moved beautifully as part of Taylor’s chiffon dresses and swaying skirts.
The winning look for me was a perfectly polished backless silk dress in retro florals. The collection was strong, feminine and a must-have for the flirty urban wardrobe that Taylor is known for creating each and every season. It was gorgeous, ladies. Simply gorgeous.