rebecca minkoff’s ready-to-wear line is getting better and better as she refines who a “minkette” is. for pre-fall, paris was the inspiration, and the collection was full of cute separates. the leather accents were a nice touch, on jodhpurs, a leather front peplum top, the bodice of a shift dress, or as trim on a classic trench.
tibi’s amy smilovic continued her shift to push tibi forward into an edgier direction, and for pre-fall, that meant a mix of menswear (suiting, cropped trousers, zip front jackets) and more feminine pieces (bold florals, colorblocking, neon accents). the black wool blazer with cream knit sleeves and the sleeveless hot pink silk shirtdress are definitely on my shopping list.
raf simons channeled a fifties new england boarding school look for the jil sander pre-fall presentation. there were some more predictable pieces like letterman jackets and cardigans, i loved the donegal knits, midi circle skirts, toggle coats, unadorned leather book bags and polished kitten heel slingbacks. and the actual presentation, with models playing spades, doodling in notebooks, and having tea is darling.
tibi and rebecca minkoff pics via style.com; jil sander from vogue.com