Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Modern Bohemian

Rebecca Taylor reinterpreted and elevated the 70’s undercurrent of a bohemian spirit with a sophisticated palette, asymmetrical hemlines, and modernized patchwork. The collection’s predominantly neutral color story of alabaster, moonlight, and pearl was infused with bursts of citron, limeade, and cobalt. Masterpieces from the Louvre and her interns’ styling choices served as the designer’s dual inspiration for this season’s 41 new looks.


Designers have incorporated the loveliest anoraks for Spring 2012, which might just have us not minding the inclement conditions so much. And when the look is as chic as what Rebecca Taylor unveiled for Spring 2012, varying the lengths, incorporating mixed media, and generally ruching and glamming up a wardrobe staple—wearing these pieces is something we definitely won’t mind blaming on the rain.


Another emerging trend has been the apron-style top, which is a wonderful play on proportions and a fantastic layering piece. It’s as if Rebecca Taylor were on a personal mission to take the building blocks we all need and want in our closet, i.e. the anorak or the army jacket and sprinkle them with a smattering of fashion’s fairy dust in the form of shimmering paillettes. The mixed media and pieced leather separates may be an idea born from the disco era, but these are definitely not your mother’s leather patchwork jackets. Interestingly enough, the runway soundtrack also borrowed from yesteryear with remixed versions of “Situation” and Just Be Good to Me.”


My favorite looks from the Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection included: the shades of moonlight pieced silk tee with pearl sequin encrusted trousers; the optic white cropped anorak, with pearl paillette racer back dress, and blush asymmetrical slip, the nude paillette cross-back crew with citron tile print asymmetrical skirt; the alabaster snake leather bomber atop the optic white pointelle dress; the camel apron top with print mixed skirt; the black tile eyelet pieced top with steel sequin waist shorts; and the white lurex voile asymmetrical shirt with cobalt shibori skirt. 



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