RACHEL ANTONOFF SPRING/SUMMER 2015 (CAPSULE) NEW YORK WOMEN
Death never looked so darling. With her Spring collection, Rachel Antonoff charted the story of a girl named Tuesday, who, upon her demise, goes to a dreamy afterworld called Eveready (“like Neverland,” the designer explained). Despite the macabre subject matter, Antonoff’s vision of the afterlife was an utterly sweet one.
“It’s like secretly being in pajamas,” she said of a grouping of silky, candy-colored cupro pieces, jumpsuits, and skirts that should make any journey—no matter how far—more pleasant; ditto a clear plastic slicker. Elsewhere were frocks and trousers in an oversize gingham with plenty of retro appeal. The tale of Eveready came to life most literally in an intricate map print from illustrator Julie Houts, highlighting fantastical landmarks. And, of course, there was the “funeral dress,” drop-waisted and wide-necked, with “Tuesday” embroidered in a girlish hand on the bust. All were charming, but Spring’s strongest styles were a dress and full skirt in peach satin. Covered in fluttering pastel circles, they were a nod not to Antonoff’s stated theme, but to color theory.