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The New Zealand-born designer cops to a mini-freakout when she saw everyone’s favorite princess sporting a suit that she had designed, and chats about the pressures and perils of Fashion Week.
Louise Roe, Blue Blood‘s Sami Gayle, and Smash‘s Katharine McPhee sat in the front row of Rebecca Taylor‘s spring 2013 show on Saturday afternoon. We were hoping McPhee would sing a tune, but she lost her voice and remained mum throughout the show. We were also hoping that the guy next to us wearing a scary gold spike shoulder necklace wouldn’t make any sudden movements and poke our eyes out. Thankfully, he heard our silent prayers, and we focused our peepers on the models walking out from backstage.
Maybe it wasn’t too soon for Rebecca Taylor to open a store in Tokyo after all. Fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Forever 21 cautiously reopened their doors in Tokyo on Tuesday, while employees at H&M moved back to the capital city from Osaka. Slowly but surely, the city’s retail scene seems to be getting back to normal. And while brands are keeping an eye on their employees’ safety, they’re ever mindful that the earthquake and tsunami of two weeks ago will impact their bottom line.
So here’s something we’re a touch confused about: Just a few days after it was reported that multiple fashion brands would be moving their employees out of distaster-stricken Tokyo, Rebecca Taylor announced that it will move forward with plans to open a store in the city’s Harajuku district.
New York Fashion Week is finally over! It was exciting, beautiful, disorganized, fun and most of all exhausting. And we loved every second of it.
Rebecca Taylor’s runway presentation for spring 2011 was one of the hottest tickets in town. Even some people who had tickets to the show weren’t allowed in. But even those who didn’t see the collection in person could see that for Taylor, simple sophistication was key.