Rachel Roy has been preoccupied with modern landscapes after watching an independent documentary called Women in the Dirt, which spotlights eight female architects who have designed groundbreaking outdoor spaces that blur the line between nature and the man-made. With this in mind, Roy balanced linear silhouettes with an organic palette of granite, eucalyptus, sapphire,
"foliage" orange, and garnet. Borrowing from the elements, there was a washed silk color-blocked blouse that gave the impression of sunlight reflected on water and a graphic rose-print shirtdress with a tuxedolike tail. The biggest crowd-pleaser (which happened to be Roy's favorite as well) was clearly the striking fuchsia set with slim trousers and a high-neck, open-back top that looked like a vest worn in reverse. Aside from that standout, the collection was perhaps too down-to-earth and lacked the
creative layering and pizazz we've come to expect from Roy in recent seasons.