Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2013 collection is a nod to iconic ’60s and ’70s American photographer Slim Aarons, known for glamorously capturing socialites, jet-setters, and celebrities while they lounged poolside.
Inspired by the rich range of hues found in David Hockney landscapes, Reese’s palette focuses on foliage-inspired greens, complimented by cool blues, lilacs, tangerines and neutrals. ‘I played with the juxtaposition of organic and technical, soft, and structured and sporty and feminine for an unexpected and refreshing collection. A quilted silk jacket in pert layered over a black burnout gauze shirt and a mentholescence stretch linen trouser, and paired with fringed sandal and clutch, creates an effortless look that is sophisticated yet relaxed.’
Inspired by Almagul Menlibayeva’s thought-provoking belief that you can create your own mythology, Ovitz studied the Kazakhstani performance artist’s contemporary images that held vaguely ritualistic connotations. Ovitz pays homage to Menlibayeva’s nomadic style with raw finishes, layered cloth draping, and distressed faux suede while modernizing the collection with unexpected geometric sharp lines, abstract patterns, and irregular macramé detail.
‘Inspired by the rich color and pattern of Marrakesh, spring is all about shakin’ it in the souk. Rich shades of rosy coral, desert orange, and palm green are cooled off with hamman white, icy silver, and navy, creating an exotic, adventurous, endlessly chic collection with an underbeat of funk.’
‘Think the curves of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Moreno. All strong confident women who command attention, desire, and respect.’
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