By: Alexis Schroeder
Images by: Rebekah Schott
Designer, Rachel Roy couldn’t have been more on target with her fall 2012 collection. Presented in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the all-glass walls and openness of the space allowed for every woman to be inspired by the clothing and designs. “I drew inspiration from natural landscapes,” said Roy. We saw strong, linear silhouettes with a color palette that radiated organic, autumnal warmth.
Money green, foliage yellow, grapy purple, blue, and midnight black substantiated the designer’s vision. Color blocking was also quite apparent and fresh. Leather accents found itself apart of most outfits, either on a trousers’ waistline or at its tapered bottom hem. Ms. Roy’s dresses incorporated minimal draping, perhaps inspired by rolling hills. Also, the backs of her sophisticatedly impressive outfits were quite interesting. My favorite back detail was her winter rose landscaped satin back double face, petal top paired with a satin back double face, slim pant, which was quite notable.
Another favorite included a green and black ensemble. Rachel Roy described the outfit as a black, eucalyptus architectural jacquard merino turtleneck paired with a black lambskin culotte. Absolutely loved the culottes! Perfect for a Saturday brunch.
Her collection was a fusion of leather and suede, which made me wish fall was here. She either polished off a look with a velvet hat or suede or leather gloves. All 28 urbane looks falsified the notion that attention-stealing fashion cannot be comfortable. This collection not only showed you it can be, but also how in so many different ways.