The Rebecca Taylor fall/winter 2015-2016 collection had the designer channelling a very feminine, elegant and eclectic mood, with French singer and actress Françoise Hardy as her muse. The 71-year-old star of Paris helped create the subtle sixties vibe, in turn having it mixed in with Victorian and military accents. We see the look of the modern depiction of femininity, allowing for movement while bolstering confidence. We see plaid print pants and floating bohemian blouses, ruffled dresses and sailor trouser of wide legged variety; colorful furs and fringes rule the lineup, while feline prints enter the equation as well. Winter blacks are not so fun, which makes this line all the more appealing with its splash of oxblood, plum, blue and teal. It may still be more muted colors, but at least you know that each piece can be worn by the professional heading to the office as well.
New Zealander fashion designer Rebecca Tailor is known for her incredible designs and quick rise to fame in the industry. The brand is based out of New York these days, but has boutiques on international soil, including in Japan. Acquired by Kellwood Company back in 2011, the Rebecca Tailor collection can only be described as feminine, modern, cool and refined. Sophistication in the fabrics chosen and the style used overall have really had the brand stand out, especially with the contemporary woman being the greatest inspiration for the line; we’re talking about the spirit in a woman and her uniquely individual style. She’s got her own cult following and with god reason, too; here we see a brand committed to designing beautifully constructed pieces with an effortless sensibility.
We probably fell head over heels in love with the fluttery billowing grey and white skirt that is full of pleats and even more frills. It’s gorgeous, at a maxi length and shows off the silhouette beautifully, without wrapping itself tightly around the body. Adding a floral print blouse with tiny straps and looser structure, utilizing blues and whites as its base is probably a great idea, for the body in essence looks taller and the look almost ethereal.
A keyhole cut from a high collared flimsy and fluttery dress adds to the appeal of the look, while the shorter midi hem turns to be a rather enticing feature, particularly when coupled with a plum colored thigh high pair of boots. The plum colored blazer over the dress makes it all the more professional, effectively giving off the vibe that this woman is not only chic and stylish but can hold a rather high-positioned job as well in the mix. It’s a good look for any woman looking to establish herself in the world of men.
Wide-legged sailor pants look pretty amazing, especially when a woman has long legs to begin with. The buttons along the top-middle point of the thighs make the fit even more tailored towards the body and the hips are given certain breadth. The blue jacket with the fur fringes looks fabulous over it, no matter what type of blouse you happen to pick for underneath. A white based printed shirt, on the other hand, sounds like a terrific choice if you ask Rebecca Tailor, as that is how she’s paired it in her Rebecca Taylor fall/winter 2015-2016 rtw collection.
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