September 11, 2010 New York
The collection struck that balance between delicate and raw that so many twentysomethings seem to desire. A long, tawny linen dress with a haphazard white yarn pattern was mixed in with fitted pilot pants of rip-stop nylon; platform pumps in stingray-embossed leather; and a mid-heel ankle bootie you've seen on every Parisian, but never found stateside. Minkoff is smart to think not just cool, but practical: "You name it, and we've got a case for it—iPad, laptop, iPhone." She obviously understands her customer, that fashion-forward young thing who doesn't want to look like she tries.