– By Teresa Greenfeld –
Rachel Zoe’s penchant for 1960’s and 70’s nonchalance bohemian-glam, evident in her Fall 2012 collection, has been channelling Jane Birkin and Talitha Getty for Spring. Citing the two icons as inspiration, Zoe showed a highly styled collection of strong pantsuits (of both wide and slim leg), embellished, slouching t-shirts, textured layers, and silk, sheer, and sparkling maxi-length skirts and dresses. 1960’s London mod influences, done in black and white, shaped one half of the collection; a sleeveless mini dress, a white and black trimmed tunic and flared pants, and a black, short-sleeved blazer, worn over a white button-up romper with black trim. The helmet-hat, appearing in several looks, was perhaps the biggest example of Zoe’s nod to mod. In fact, the hat was a prominent accessory for the stylist and designer, who also sent wide-brimmed and floppy, Trilby, and fedora style straw hats down the runway.