By Jessica Fortier
Photos from zimbio.com, gettyimages.com, fashionisers.com
Rebecca Minkoff channeled a boho-chic vibe for her Fall/Winter 2015 collection. As a member of the millennial generation, Minkoff appeals to a younger audience. Her fall collection is influenced by late late ’60s and early ’70s fashion, with fringe, feathers, leather, fur and hats dominating in her looks. Rebecca played up the element of texture on the runway, using different knit fabrics and natural looking fibers.
Outerwear was also a major focus of Rebecca’s for fall and winter of 2015. It is often a coat that makes or breaks an outfit. Many people see outerwear as something that conceals a fashionable outfit in an effort to adapt to the weather. However, people should view outerwear as a statement piece, making competition to the fashionable outfit basics. A leather jacket proves to be a complete look transformer. A girly patterned dress can be altered to an edgy outfit with a leather jacket and shorter hip length leather jackets have recently become popular. The model on the left shows us a new take on the leather jacket, which is hitting the knee. Standing out and not fitting in, this knee-length leather jacket is extremely chic and has a metropolitan look.
Floppy hats are a bohemian basic. They are a great fall accessory and can pull the whole look together. Coordinating the hat’s color with the shoe’s color provides a classic look, while differing colors can look more spontaneous and carefree.
While Rebecca is dressed in basic blacks for her show, she donned leather pants and a feather necklace. This type of feather necklace was worn by nearly every model that walked the runway and symbolizes her fall/winter 2015 collection’s 60s/70s theme. On the photo, Rebecca poses with Victoria Justice (left) and Olivia Palermo (right). Olivia, my personal favorite style icon, reinforces the idea of outerwear as a fashion statement. She also brings forth the classic elements of the 60s and 70s: leather, suede, fur and quality knits. While Olivia displays warm fall colors (olive green, burgundy, tan and black), Victoria makes a statement about pastels. While pastels are typically seen as spring colors, they are trending throughout the year and into colder seasons. Pastels bring cheer to the brutal cold weather and white offers a modern twist on basic black.