This was our first Rebecca Taylor show and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The theatre was packed to the brim and rightly so — Rebecca Taylor is a great designer, liked by me and many of my clients.
The show opened up with a series of taupe, and beige outfits. Beige as a neutral for next Spring and Summer is still strong. Her show went on to show citron, bronze, silver, cream, French blue, grey, navy and black. The designer also showed baby pink, peach, cream and dark blue satchels and clutches with the outfits. Shoes were metallic gold, blue and silver or animal print.
Fabrics were soft and silhouettes were generally flowing. There were few form fitting items in the collection, which makes for quite a change. Minis were shown, but most of the skirts and dresses were midi length, ending either just below the knee cap or on the calf muscle. Shorts were also longer, hitting models a few inches above the knee instead of much further up the thigh. Trousers were either pleated and tapered or cropped and flowing. These are directional silhouettes for Spring so watch out!
I have the magpie gene so I absolutely loved Rebecca Taylor’s interpretation of daytime sparkle. From slouchy sequined trousers to lurex knitwear and glittery sheer blouses. Taylor also mixed heavy lace with her sparkly fabrics.
Spring cover-ups included baggy anoraks and cropped mandarin collared jackets. Cropped tops with both high and low waisted bottoms were aplenty. I quite liked the way cropped knitwear was shown with flowing midi skirts and baggy shorts.
Many of the models were wearing chains with a single tassel across their bodies. The accessory functioned like a necklace and looked like a crossbody bag (without the bag portion). It was super cool and my favourite part about the show.