Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear
October 09, 2013 New York
Gaby Basora isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with her casually whimsical label Tucker. "Can't it just be clothes that are pretty to look at and wear? It shouldn't need to be more complicated than that," the designer said at a preview of her new collection. Revisiting easy, signature silhouettes like wispy silk shirtdresses, accordion-pleat skirts, and retro-inspired trench jumpsuits, Basora updated them for Spring in an assortment of feminine patterns, including sweet red roses, mini polka dots, butterflies, and leopard spots. Shaking things up a bit was a cool third-eye motif (the mystical symbol has really taken off with the street-style crowd, thanks to Kenzo's Fall show) and a pout print featuring the word "Love," which was part of a new print collaboration with jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge. Striped rompers and cutout-neck frocks with stripy crisscross backs rounded out the lineup, which also included on-trend bomber jackets and relaxed track pants. At the end of the day, Basora encourages her contemporary customer to mix and match her wares for an eclectic result—she isn't trying to timestamp anything. "I'll see a girl wearing Tucker from five years ago, and it fits right in with the new stuff." Still, it would be nice to see the designer push her own envelope a bit more.