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Thursday, November 5, 2009
WOMEN'S WEAR DESIGNER, REBECCA TAYLOR, HITS A HOME RUN FOR SPRING 2010
TEXT, VIVIAN G. KELLY
Images, courtesy of Rebecca Taylor/LaForce & Stevens
So, retail is in the dumps? So what? This just serves to separate the winners from the losers. When the pressure’s on – as it most definitely has been this bumpy year – the best push to the front of the pack.
Rebecca Taylor’s not a newbie, no longer “a young designer”. This New Zealand native went on her own over 10 years ago, in 1994, after cutting her teeth at Cynthia Rowley. In the past 15 years, she’s definitely earned her stripes and picked up celeb fans including Sarah Jessica Parker and Cate Blanchett. She’s consistently maintained the youthful playful quality that put her on the map – and consistency – especially now – is the name of the game.
For SPRING, there were updated versions of her signature looks, like the Liberty [of London] blazer with pink stitching and zippers.
She was on trend with the jumpers she showed that are the perfect fix for “fat days”.
NEON was there to – our favorite piece – the Schiaparelli pink sweater we’re craving.
Prices at retail are in the $195 - $425 range and these pieces go a long way to adding some punch to your wardrobe without leaving you minus the rent.
The “splurge” piece is actually an investment piece. The thick battleship gray button less cardigan subs-in for a blazer very nicely. The chain mail detail gives you just enough of that eighties reference. Everyone from MiuMiu to Jimmy Choo to Zara leapt on the studs and chains bandwagon, and a little of it really goes a long, long way.
If in New York, drop into the REBECCCA TAYLOR BOUTIQUE in NoLita
260 Mott Street New York, NY 10012
Call 212-966-0406 For Boutique Sales information
If you can’t make it into the City, Rebecca Taylor is also available at