February 16, 2010

Runway Report | Rachel Roy FW 2010

Rachel Roy has been one of my favorite designers for a few seasons now, having followed her career from her days at Rockawear to being taken under the wing of icon Andre Leon Talley. Her eponymous line exudes timeless elegance and sophistication. I also love the youthful spirit of her diffusion line RACHEL Rachel Roy.

FabSugar was able to talk to the designer backstage before her show about what inspired this collection:

It's great to hear a designer talk about the woman she designs for as if she actually exists (or could exist.) Its clear that Rachel Roy has an idea of who this woman is at heart - her desires, interests, travels, lifestyle - and how she evolves season to season. This season the RR woman was all about "opulence."

Elegant dresses, tailored suits and separates were elevated via fabric - velvets and brocade - and pops of color. All looks were accessorized with elbow length leather gloves and shoes from her collaboration with Manolo Blahnik (LOVE them.)

The evening looks included burnout velvet gowns, metallics and gold brocade. Some of the more elaborate pieces near the end of the collection included sheer delicate lace and netting. You could clearly see her vision in this portion of the line.

I liked the overall collection and can see these pieces appearing at major events all over NYC. For me ... I'm really excited to see what Fall 2010 will look like for RACHEL Rachel Roy.

Check out more looks from the Rachel Roy Fall 2010 collection on The Cut.

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