Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2010

Where & When: Wednesday, February 10 from 3-5 p.m., Rebecca Minkoff Showroom
Runway Recap: While most designers start out with clothes and add handbags later, Rebecca Minkoff went about it in reverse, adding clothing to complement her extremely popular handbags a few seasons ago. And while her clothes are certainly wearable--pleated miniskirts, substantial plaid coats, and little black party dresses among them--I couldn't help but be drawn to the bags. Crossbody definitely dominated style-wise, and many of the bags sported heavily textured leather, chain straps, and/or chunkier hardware details. For those who find Minkoff's bags a bit too classic (although, if you ask me, that's not really a bad thing), these richly detailed new styles may just change your mind.
Standout Look: The rust-colored trench at left, like many of Minkoff's jackets and coats, featured a voluminous back, and if this color doesn't get you excited for crisp fall weather, then I don't know what does. I also liked the quilted version of her popular Morning After Bag--its quiet luxury struck me as fresh and exciting and maybe a little hopeful too.
Bonus Points: Free champagne and nibbles (Madelines and macaroons), plus a special lounge area for bloggers. Was told gift bags were reserved for buyers but was cheerfully thanked for my "support."
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