Rachel Roy is certainly no unknown designer especially when it comes to work-wear. This Pre-Fall 2013 collection is no different; it's filled with clothes for the modern business woman who plans on turning heads. The collection has a total of 22 looks, ending with a black deep V-neck lace dress, which was my favorite look from RR's Pre-Fall collection.
Next to that you will find a lot of knee-length skirts, blazers and wide-leg silk pants. The pieces are very much wearable separately and they certainly don't need a lot of styling and over-accessorizing since most of them have the accessories hints and elements in them already.
The inspiration for this RR's collection goes beyond your typical vacation sight-seeing or even the always funny cat inspired story! Rachel has an interest in delevoping countries and she is currently busy with meetings in Haiti and Kenya, helping local women come up with new ideas for businesses. So she was inspired by their culture and of course hers too. It's really more of a women helping women situation. Her talent is really bringing urban and modern together.
|Designer - Mother of 2 - Stylist - Philanthropist: Rachel Roy|
The 38-year-old designer is a member of the CFDA since 2007. Before she started her self-titled collection in 2005, she worked for Rocawear, as an intern and later as creative director for the women's and children's division. The American designer has a Dutch and Indian heritage and has a long list of Charity Projects, and this is most of the time her inspirstion. Next to Rachel Roy, Rachel also has two collections: RACHEL Rachel Roy & Rachel Roy Signature. They can be found at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman & Nordstrom.
Here are a couple of my favorite looks:
|My Favorite Look|
Here is the rest of the Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2013 collection:
One might say maybe it's not such a great idea to make a collection full of clothes for the modern working woman, but the collection also has a couple of resort& dinner-and-a-movie pieces (like the crop blazer & the sleeveless metallic jacket) that give it sort of a balance. If that's not enough: some might argue that the business woman is the business lately! A lot of designers and magazines are focusing on and supporting the modern business woman. Think about it: Marie Claire launched Marie Claire at Work with ads for the business woman who goes from work to dinner or another meeting. Lately designers also have one or two blazers or work trousers in their collection.
Women supporting Women certainly seems like a new trend I am willing to follow, what about you?