December 02, 2010 New York
Dense beading and sequins covered slipdresses and bodysuits, and three kinds of iridescent rooster feathers coated a sizable leather cape (intrepid partygoers only need apply). Moments of drama aside, there were many wearable looks. Trenchcoats and harem pants in a variety of prints have become the designer's hallmarks. And Roy is still feeling the leopard moment. The pattern showed up in muted tones, most notably on a belted cargo dress in hammered silk. Ultimately, the Rachel Roy customer wants to emulate the designer's bold personal style, so she also showed pieces that looked plucked from her own wardrobe. Frayed tweed suits and secretary blouses in cayenne and lime will take the girl with a busy schedule like Roy's from work to social events.