Rachel Roy

OPTIC OPTIMISM New York: Graphic contrasts in both color and print set the tone for Rachel Roy’s C/R 13 presentation. The palette began with brights, then ever-so-subtly muted a level or two. The resulting haze-brights were paired in Palm Beachy duos, and surrounded with geo-fractile prints for modern effect. Silhouettes were clean and mid-century inspired, evoking the uniform precision of airline flight attendants (or stewardesses, to be era-accurate). It was all wrapped up in feminine transitional outerwear; a laser-lace collarless balmacaan in a peppy shade of limoncello was the clear standout. —Kibwe Chase-Marshall

Silhouette: Mid-century inspired / Lean / Fit-and-flare / A-line

Color:  Limoncello / Pool / Lime /  Fuchsia / Persimmon / Klein Blue / Lavender

Key Items:  Sleeveless dress / Camp-length short / Straight trouser / Concealed placket button-up

Materials: Lightweight wool crepe / Silk charmeuse / Silk crepe de Chine / Embellished jacquard / Cotton mattelasse

Print + Pattern: Geo-fractile / Gridded diamonds / Arrow chevron / Line-drawn petals / Texture mini-dots

Details + Trim: Stock-tie necklines / Scallop hemlines / Peplums / Center-front mitered seams / Contrast waistband

Accessories + Footwear: Color-blocked heeled sandal / Metallic brogue / Lasered bangle / Frame clutch / Cuff choker


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