It was game-day meets Latin eclectic for Rebecca Minkoff ‘s Spring 2014 collection – with a live, on the runway performance by Janelle Monae to give it that extra bring-the-house down ‘something’. In a youthful and very sportswear inspired collection, Minkoff drew inspiration from strong Latin women like Freida Kahlo and Bianca Jagger for Spring, bringing a distinct south of the border vibe to Minkoff’s signature downtown cool.
There was macramé detailing and intricate floral embroidery were paired with sporty mesh panels and athletic stripes while laser cut sea green leathers were paired with floating silks and brightly colored lace showing a sports meets feminine , and oversized florals shared with geometric plaids. A particular standout came in a white, sheer-hemmed wrap skirt, shown with a solid black and white mesh paneled, stripe-trimmed sweatshirt, and finished with lace up, pointed toe, tassel-tied booties. Also of note was a floral mirror print slip dress, topped with a black, v-neck mesh overlay and chunky, chain link collar necklace, and a white motorcycle jacket with bright floral embroidery paired with printed striped tweed shorts and tasseled, lace-up peep toes.
Traditional Latin textiles and artistry with a edgy, sporty vibe, the collection was immensely wearable, yet totally fresh and surprising – in a way only Minkoff can do.