Rachel Comey just gets me. Her RTW collection for Spring/Summer 2015 is my dream wardrobe for warm weather days and nights. But what is it about this collection that excites me? At first glance it's shredded, frumpy, and bland.
It's in the deliberate slivers of skin. Shoulders, arms, tops of ankles, and toes. The belt pack works hard to pull it together (and succeeds)!
It's about the simple styling of the hair, the makeup, the jewelry, and the shoes. The dress is just a canvas that lets the lady shine.
Feminine but not girly. Sexy and strong. Modest enough. The slight exaggeration of the volume actually highlights the female form.
The delicious juxtaposition of the unraveling cotton (is it denim, is it canvas?) over slightly sheer sequin pants is blowing my mind. The copper shoes pick up the model's skin and the sheen in the sequins perfectly. I imagine that this outfit is like a dream in person.
Why not give it a try? Pair two fabrics that share an element - like color, but have dynamic feels. Try wool with the faintest chiffon, or leather with flannel. Mix it up. I dare you.