There’s nothing fancy about Minnie Mortimer’s MO.”I have a very strange plan, which is sort of no plan. I make whatever I feel like I want to wear,” the designer said last night at the launch of her Spring 2010 collection at Scoop in the Meatpacking District. That means men’s shirting, feminine silhouettes—a combination of ease and sexiness. “I live on the plane, I feel like, and that’s a big inspiration—everything sort of folds up and gets in your suitcase,” she explained. The L.A.-based, New York-raised designer is making clothes with bicoastal girls like herself in mind. That works for Miranda Kerr (pictured with Mortimer), who came by the store after a busy day of appointments, and brought her man, Orlando Bloom, to the dinner afterward that Scoop CEO Susan Davidson had organized for Mortimer and friends including Brian Atwood and Lorenzo Martone at the Standard Grill.
“The great thing about Minnie’s collection is that you just put it straight on and you’re ready to walk out the door,” Kerr offered. Kerr hadn’t literally thrown on her black and white striped jersey number in a cab, but she assured us she could have. “I have great skills with changing. Taking clothes on and off—that’s my job, baby.”