December 08, 2008 New York
"Buy now, wear now" is Rachel Roy's philosophy for pre-fall. No lofty inspirations, just mix-and-match basics for the girl-about-town: a Lurex blazer—so textured it resembled snakeskin—paired with a boldly striped cowl-neck blouse; peg-legged trousers worn with a matching oversize jacket; a pair of sleek silk jumpsuits. Roy's realistic approach to design—this is a wear-year-round, seasonless collection, she said—should help her bottom line in the current economic climate. And she's not afraid to lead by example: Roy herself has been photographed in the clothes six months ahead of their delivery date.
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