Femininity ruled front and center during Rebecca Minkoff’s spring ’19 show at New York Fashion Week today, where head-to-toe florals, platform espadrilles and see-through totes paraded down the runway.
The designer, who was honored with FN’s Social Impact Award at the 2018 FNAAs, has rebranded her namesake label to celebrate women in an age of reckoning across a number of industries. As such, her latest collection conveyed the many dimensions of the modern woman — a medley of graphics and pops of color as well as soft layers and decisive shapes.
Under a backdrop of dreamy digital collages created by London-based artist Rosanna Webster, the models were dressed in pieces inspired by the sun-soaked Ibiza (undoubtedly a welcome retreat for guests who braved Manhattan’s 25-degree weather for Sunday’s show).
“I wanted our spring/summer ’19 collection to capture this earlier moment of creative freedom and highlight that same passion within every I Am Many woman who wears our clothes,” she said, referring to her brand manifesto centered on women’s empowerment.
The declaration was a highlight of Minkoff’s fall ’18 designs, campaigned with the help of activists, entrepreneurs and her A-list friends, including actress Emmy Rossum and designer Lauren Conrad. She had also joined forces with IMG and women-led nonprofits to launch the Female Founder Collective, which supports products that hail from female-owned companies.
“For a long time, women were marketed to as being one thing: ‘Be brave, be bold, be ambitious,’ but that doesn’t celebrate the many dimensions, roles or personalities of a woman,” Minkoff previously told FN. “My success is because of other women who have had my back, and people, now more than ever, want to be part of a tribe, so this campaign addresses both: There are many parts of you, and there are many of us.”
Click through the gallery to see all the looks in the collection.
Watch the video below for highlights from the 2018 FNAAs.
Rebecca Minkoff Shares How She Uses Her Platform to Empower Women Everywhere
Rebecca Minkoff Is Empowering Women & Celebrating Diversity With ‘I Am Many’ Campaign