There’s so much spectacle surrounding a Rebecca Minkoff fashion show that sometimes it’s easy to forget about the clothes themselves. This season, each guest was greeted with a pair of 3-D glasses, which they were instructed to put on for the final five looks. As the lights went down and indie Brooklyn band Little Daylight started rocking, It girls (clad in RM leather jackets) such as Jamie Chung, Zosia Mamet, and Victoria Justice sat front-row snapping selfies in their new shades, which animated this season’s 3-D print inspired by the late Deborah Turbeville. “One thing Deborah was known for is her photo manipulation, and using negatives then messing them up,” said Minkoff backstage. “I love how strong she portrayed her subjects while still possessing a certain femininity.”
Minkoff set out to channel the romance of Turbeville’s avant-garde photographs with easy bohemian looks that came in a range of soft neutrals and muted pastels—floaty day dresses, ruffled tops, and vintage-y lace jumpsuits. Completing the look were tasseled leather clutches and floppy, wide-brimmed hats, which underscored the subtle ’70s vibe here. Hands down, the strongest part of the collection was its Cambridge striped group consisting of crisp button-ups tucked into prim skirts, as well as a languid shirtdress boasting a thigh-high slit.
Always giving fans good reason to stay glued to their iPhones, Minkoff also sent out a pair of skinny denim overalls voted on by her Instagram followers. To boot, many of the delicate gold jewelry pieces featured on the runway were part of the brand’s new wearable tech launch. Studded notification bracelets buzz when you receive a call or text, and a black leather band can charge your mobile device on the go. Forward-thinking initiatives like that keep Minkoff ahead of the contemporary curve.