Fashion's favorite hip-hop hipster, Theophilus London, kicked off today's Rebecca Minkoff
show with his familiar hit, "I Stand Alone." Gliding up and down the runway with his patented swagger, London, who was dressed in head to toe studded leather and ample bling, had the packed house spellbound before the first model even stepped out. The bold clothing that followed—jewel-tone brocade biker jackets and celestial sequined pants, for starters—kept the energy level up. On-trend, oversize boyfriend blazers with dropped shoulders (much like the one the designer herself was wearing at a showroom preview earlier this week) exemplified Minkoff's brand of assertive femininity. Ditto the finale number: a kaleidoscope-print long silk shirtdress with coquettish cutouts around the collarbone.
And while R.M. did introduce a few successful new ideas, like blanket wrap coats and shorthair shearling T-shirts, it seems likely that most avid Minkettes will be avoiding the so-called Yeti coats and dresses here, and will instead continue to scoop up the label's signature bombers and best-selling bags.