There was something slightly hard edged and urbane about the Rebecca Taylor Fall 2014 collection, slightly unaffected in the way that “Girls” Zosia Mamet didn’t even seem to blink as photographers yelled “Uncross your legs” at her crossed seated position. That edge came most evident in leather detailing and mesh paneling.
Taylor definitely had a certain “downtown cool” customer in mind and many of them at that as a result of the major jump in business from exposure on the back of The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. The phenom, which is said to have caused an 800 percent increase in some markets, brings to mind Jason Wu and the result of the FLOTUS effect, which means we can only hope for good things.
For next season though, those good things will come if women decide to reach for her slouchy necked sweaters – like Marnet did when she got dressed for the show – or her sleeveless, shearling lined jackets. Honestly, we have little doubt that they won’t reach for them as the collection, which started in a wash of baby blues and greys, passed through a period of grey, purple and navy before settling on camel and gold, was full of modern, downtown separates.