Crowded into a bowling lane-sized loft, trendy guests such as the dark-haired Agyness Deyn took refuge from Wednesday’s blizzard to check out Rebecca Minkoff’s latest collection. Sipping on champagne and munching on French macaroons, everyone seemed to lust after Minkoff’s latest handbag creations. There was a fuchsia rendition of the designer’s iconic ‘Morning After Bag’ and a bold blue chain link shoulder bag that was given some edge with three rows of zippers. For her newly minted apparel line, Minkoff featured high-waisted pleated skirts, slouchy tops, floral and tie-die shift dresses. The designer sent a clear message to the many New Yorkers who live in a sea of black by pairing looks of neutral color with red or yellow suede pumps.
Posed on pedestals around a luxurious room in the chic Crosby Street Hotel, Geren Ford-clad models channeled 1930’s recession glamour with wavy bobs and dramatic burgundy lips. Delicate satin and sheer tops in olive green, ink blue, and cream were tucked into ankle-length skirts, metallic riding pants, and military style breeches. Designer Geren Lockhart gave her period looks a modern edge with brown knee-high heeled boots embellished with a gold chain found on only one shoe.
Yuna Yang also found inspiration in the elegant trends of the 1930’s, but used bright colors, stripes, ruffles, and playful prints to make the styles her own. Yang re-iterates Geren Lockhart’s notion that it is time to retire the mini-skirt with hemlines that run past the knee. She kept the collection sexy by utilizing sheer material and body-hugging silhouettes.