What you need to know from Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014
"It all started with this image I found of Bianca Jagger on Andy Warhol's farm in Montauk in the 1970s," Rebecca Minkoff said of the spring/summer 2014 collection she showed at Lincoln Center yesterday. "I started doing research on her pre-disco glam days, and I found these incredible images of her in Nicaragua in the 1970s, and I just became obsessed with Latin American culture."
- As evidenced by this tee, the Latin American influence in this collection is pretty self-explanatory. But don't expect Rebecca to go completely boho chic on us -- traditional sportswear elements still reign supreme, like on this mesh bomber jacket. And when it comes to lace, forget white -- this spring, it's all about the brights.
- Soft neutral tones don't look so boring when the detailing gets a little edgy, like on these mint, laser-cut leather shorts. BTW -- don't even think about black leather for spring. Well, OK, you can think about it, but why do basic black when there will be so many pastel options?
- Again, with the leather -- we're telling you, it's going to be everywhere. Paired with a sporty chic mesh pullover, this embroidered leather skirt is completely doable for daytime. Don't forget your tasseled accessories!
- This dress is Rebecca's favorite look from the collection, and for us, it kind of represents what this spring is all about -- hints of sheer, lots of latticework cuts (that's basically a lot of intricate details that look they're cut into your clothes), and plenty of airy fabrics.
- Boho chic is not out, but it is heading in a new direction. Instead of piling on your tribal prints and pom-pom accessories at once, go for more subtle accents -- like an embroidered, printed skirt paired with a tee, or or some bejeweled embellishments on a more classic style jacket.
The ethnic influence is certainly strong in Rebecca's spring repertoire, but don't expect our favorite accessories designer to shy away from her roots anytime soon. Sporty stripes and fabrics like mesh and leather offset the flower girl vibes to create a super-wearable, bohemian-inspiredcollection. "I still want to focus on American sportswear, so for me, that was a way of bringing that into it."
We don't know about you, but after chatting with the designer backstage and viewing her collection up close, we're pretty much sold on the spring line. Click through the gallery to get our cheat sheet -- all the looks you need to know for spring!