Rebecca Taylor Resort 2015

by Dena Silver
Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor’s latest 17-piece offering is an exercise in the sweet spot between laid-back and chicly put-together. Which is exactly what one would expect from a collection that was created for the jet set type who lives between suitcases. Just don’t confuse laid-back with messy; while the hems might have been uneven and the shapes a bit flowy, there’s a distinctly tailored sense to the pieces. Plus, sprinkled throughout were straight tuxedo pants and at least one white button down. The nature-esque prints came to fruition after Taylor looked toward the work of artist Kiki Smith, especially her lithographs. Wispy black and white flowers dominated a pink dress. Black and white feathers lightly dusted a jacket and suit combo. And somehow, a silk bomber jacket with contrasted and embroidered sleeves had a nature-like touch to it as well. Two standouts were the final duo of looks, fashioned from intricate lace. The white one, with a high collar and long sleeves, was ethereal and elegant, while the navy sleeveless number had a bit of a sportier feel to it. If one filled a suitcase with this collection in its entirety, it would be perfect vacation’s worth of getups. And that’s sort of the point of Resort, non?

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