The vibes were groovy at Erin Wasson x RVCA. Gang Gang Dance played underneath a big screen that projected an evocative movie shot in the California desert. The models sported beach hair and deep, golden tans. And then there was that "Keep It Neil" T-shirt. This is Wasson's third season at the brand, and the show, held in Bryant Park's biggest venue, was a major step up production-wise from Fall's static presentation. The collection was more hippie girl than last season's rocker chick, but the overall feel was still pure Wasson in the way it closely mimicked the model-turned-designer's own SoCal-cool, vintage-loving sensibilities.
First up was a silk blouse dotted with metallic paillettes that exposed the better part of Freja Beha Erichsen's washboard abs above a pair of low-slung faded blue jeans. Happily, for those of us without six-pack stomachs, not all the clothes require a catwalker's physique. But if you want to wear them, it helps if you don't have to go to an office for a living. In the mix were a ribbed-knit short jumpsuit with coin-embellished straps, a leather T-shirt dress, a boxy sweater with punched-out holes worn over a miniskirt, and a Victoriana dress cut away to reveal a pair of embellished denim cutoffs. If you were wondering whether jean shorts will be hot again next summer, you have your answer.