New York Fashion Week Spring 2014: Rebecca Minkoff's Latin American-Inspired Collection Debuts
Designer Rebecca Minkoff debuted her spring 2014 collection Friday, Sept. 6, at New York Fashion Week, putting out a bevy of playful looks inspired by influential Latin American women like Frida Kahlo and Bianca Jagger. The collection incorporated woven textiles, romantic florals and rich embroidery with touches of leather, lace and chiffon. Set to the music of Janelle Monáe, 29 looks came down the runway, from breezy silk dresses, to a standout embroidered leather jacket paired with barrio tweed shorts. The wearable pieces are designed for the trendy, modern women – much like Minkoff, a San Diego-born-designer who first made a name for herself with her handbag and accessories collection before expanding to apparel. New York Fashion Week, the eight-day showcase previewing designers’ spring 2014 collections, kicked off Thursday. Minkoff’s show had a distinctly fun and cool vibe that matched the brand’s aesthetic.