February 07, 2014 New York
"It's about taking menswear-inspired silhouettes and translating them into feminine colors and silhouettes," Minkoff said backstage. Classic wool Crombie coats and faux fur toppers were shown with feminine, printed silk dresses underneath. Elsewhere, Minkoff added a bit of flash to the mix with gold lamé button-ups and relaxed trousers, which nicely offset the mannish, Oxford stripe pieces they were paired with. This modern contrast was also evident in the carefully considered color palette. Petal pink was teamed with oxblood, and bright teal complemented navy. Minkoff doubled up on accessories, styling several noteworthy looks with not one but two chain-link purses. She also made an argument for belt bags: "If a backpack can make a comeback, fanny packs can too."