"I really like the idea of opulence, but refined opulence, so it isn't like her majesty coming down the runway," said Rachel Roy
of her Fall lineup, which debuted today with a digital runway show rather than a formal presentation. "I thought, why not give something different a shot?" she explained at the shoot. "We're always trying to squeeze a handful of editors in the room when there are 5 million people also begging to be in there. With this, I can reach more of our fans and tell the story of the collection in a new way." The video, which featured multiple camera angles, zoom shots, and jump cuts, did high-definition justice (or as much as it could) to the tactile fabrics and decorative embroideries Roy incorporated. A chambord-colored bomber jacket with spiky beads at the shoulders and metallic jacquard panels, which was paired with a brocade velour pencil skirt, illustrated the mix of materials here. Ditto goes for a white leather T-shirt shown with slim stretch macramé trousers. There were a few eclectic ensembles that felt a bit too busy, but those could usually be broken down into their individual pieces, which were very wearable for the most part. Lace-up stiletto boots that were equal parts sexy and sturdy, according to Roy, finished off each look.