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Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2011

For her first runway show, designer Rebecca Minkoff found inspiration in Charlotte Kemp Muhl, who performed with boyfriend Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger, then walked the runway to close the show in a floor-length velvet burnout dress. Despite the high-profile musical guests and celebrity-studded front row, the attention was definitely on the clothes and of course, the bags.

In a color palette of blood reds, midnight royals, stone gray and camel hues, Minkoff's Fall/Winter 2011 collection showcased the coolest outerwear, skinny patchwork pants, chunky knits and flowing skirts and dresses in fabrics like leather, tweed, chiffon and fur. Prints ranged from painterly to animal-inspired - I loved a red and grey water colored pleated dress and the custom Liberty prints that appeared on a floral chiffon blouse and a wrap dress.

My favorite moments were simple yet so right: A black leather jacket with grey and white washed silk skirt, a fur-trimmed trench with leather skirt, a red tweed jacket with black denim quilted leather jeans. Minkoff knows her strengths and I look forward to seeing her push the envelope with each ensuing season.

Check out the photos I snapped of Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2011 handbag collection and the short video I shot of the runway show finale, too.

Photo credit: Top image via, all the rest via The Budget Babe
LOVE the red tweedy looking jacket in the top picture! Actually, like that entire outfit. Maybe a look for less, Budget Babe? :^)
#1 danielle on 2011-02-23 14:57 (Reply)
I thought the same thing! Love that red jacket! Look for less, please!
#1.1 Tracy on 2011-02-23 15:48 (Reply)
Wonderful collection. Especially love the patch detail on the skinny pants. Definitely in my top three fall shows (from what I've seen on other favs were L.A.M.B. and Badgley Mischka.
#2 Jen on 2011-02-24 10:52 (Reply)
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