Friday, 13 February 2009

Roving Reporter: Rachel Roy

Now, I have to admit, the other day I did slate Rachel's SS09 look on the red carpet, but I'm loving this new collection.

The sharp tailoring and feminine fabrics played the androgynous card well. The colour palette was light and simple, ranging from powder blue to lemon, cream, grey and black.

High-waisted trousers in charcoal grey, cream and black were teamed with body-con bodices, bra tops and corsets that were reminiscent of 80s Madonna. The women looked strong but very sexy. This was an ultra-feminine style playing along the lines of traditional power dressing.

Dresses switched between full gowns and chic knee-length versions, all concentrating heavily on asymmetric cutting.

Referencing the 80s again, shoulders on silk blouses were structured and angular. This girl means business.

Prints were barely-visible florals that camouflaged themselves with fabric, creating delicate detailing. They looked like a continuation of a bolder print used for SS09.

The last, most notable trend, already being cultivated for the current S/S season was cut-outs. However, rather than the delicate detailing we have been seeing, this was far more pronounced, with whole sides taken out, in a rather daring, figure-hugging move.

Overall, a well cut and beautiful collection and most of all VERY New York in style. Stunning, versatile dresses and well cut tailoring that is bound to beat the credit crunch!

1 comment:

  1. The cut-outs on the black dress are really gorgeous. Wish we could get some in time for London Fashion Week!


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