NEW YORK, Sep 17, 2008 / FW/ — Grab your passport! This chic bohemian voyage took Spring 2009 by the hand wispily down the runway. Rebecca Taylor turned to Africa and India destinations as she presented a well-polished, cultured, ladylike and flirtatious collection.
White, tan and soft moss green served as the canvas for a collection brought to life with vibrant shades of fuchsia pinks, violets, peacock blues and summer lime greens. Delicate floral and Indian prints were left to speak for themselves or worn with solids. Animal prints were given a softer touch as they were enhanced through the careful handwork of sequence embroidery.
Delicate summer tops of creams and whites with pheasant like details were strategically placed with comfortable neutral blazers, skirts and cropped pants whose subtle embellishments brought the looks to adventuresome life. Simple ensembles were accented with lengthy gunmetal accessories. Taylor’s handbags were in tan and pale pink with thin long shoulder straps. Fringe and metal embroidery were details as well.
The objective being comfort- dresses accomplished just that. Whether it was free flowing prints with three quarter length full-bodied sleeves or more structured pieces that featured asymmetrical necklines and embellished hems, movement for the girl on a mission was unrestricted. Scooping neck lines, and bare shoulders were accompanied by waves of soft ruffles.
This around the globe-flavored journey landed this versatile, youthful, chic and flirtatious collection a major success for Spring 2009.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week