Rebeccan Minkoff Fall 2015

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Designer Rebecca Minkoff debuted her Fall 2015 Collection on the runway in The Pavilion at Lincoln Center with a notable front row (Victoria Justice, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Stewart) and live performance by the electronic duo, Marian Hill.

Fall draws its inspiration from legendary American artist and punk-rock pioneer Patti Smith and her evocative memoir “Just Kids”, that documents her mystical relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe while painting a vivid portrait of bohemian New York in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s as they forged their artistic identities.

The collection is influenced by Smith’s own androgynous, rock-inspired style while also referencing her brush with icons like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Grace Slick during her tenancy at the Chelsea Hotel. Guitar strap inspired embroideries, studded leather jackets and pants, mixed prints, military denim, rich velvet, engineered studding, and flowy chiffon dresses recall that rhapsody in a modern way, informed by the current indie rock style renaissance.