June 11, 2012 New York
Rachel Comey surprised fans with a print-less Fall 2012 collection, but she had another surprise up her sleeve for Resort: denim. It came stonewashed and bleached; however, there weren't any five-pocket skinnies or high-waisted wide-legs here. Instead, the designer (who's pregnant with her second child) used the material to create novelty pieces like slouchy peg-leg trousers and a long trenchcoat, as well as a classic bum-skimming jacket with a deconstructed collar and an oversize two-toned pocket T-shirt. The denim played nicely with her leather separates—hello, black peplum top—and her new prints. There was a large-scale pink floral, a two-dimensional pastel paisley, and, as Comey called it, a "home furnishing" pattern that looked great on a dress and pantsuit. The designer also demonstrated her knack for cutouts, strategically placing them on the lower back of one of the flowered frocks. That number could appeal even to those who call themselves "pants-only girls," this editor included.
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