Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2013 Fashion Week Show: Futurism And A Performance By Wild Cub

Looks from the Rebecca Minkoff show during New York Fashion Week.
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When a band has the models dancing backstage at T-5 minutes til showtime, you know good things are gonna happen when the curtain rises and the real show finally begins. And that’s exactly what went down at Rebecca Minkoff today, when Nashville duo Wild Cub singlehandedly transformed the final runway prep into a groovefest— makeup artists, stylists, and photographers included. After all, the New York designer is no stranger to recruiting bands to spice up the traditional catwalk soundtrack (she’s had Theophilus London and THE GOASTT perform in the past), but felt that Wild Cub’s clap-happy pop vibe particularly resonated to her Fall collection. “It’s one of those weird things when you don’t know if anyone is ever actually listening to your music, but Rebecca contacted us a few weeks ago and said she’s been playing it in her office,” frontman Keegan DeWitt told us. “She said it worked great with her new collection.” Rebecca was right. As Keegan and bandmate Jeremy Bullock performed their single “Thunder Clatter” while models paraded in leather separates, pinstripes, and holographic accessories, this music-fashion collision was THE epitome of effortless cool.

Looks from the Rebecca Minkoff show during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

Between the sweaters colorblocked in primary hues, unexpected puff sleeve dresses in tangerine, and leather-trimmed coats with a massive collar, Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall collection offered a tomboyish twist on the basics. But although the entire line was totally wearable, there were enough statement pieces, like shoulder bags and even eveningwear, to shake things up and provide those “OMG where did you get your (fill in the blank)” moments all season long. As for the beauty, hair was slick and straight, the makeup was minimal (save for a swipe of blue winged eyeliner, which we can’t WAIT to copy), and the nails were a marbleized combo of blues, greens and golds. Think of Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013 as how you wish you could dress everyday: fresh, modern, and with an eternally catchy soundtrack. As Wild Cub’s Jeremy and Keegan remarked just before they went on, “We feel like music sort of drives fashion itself in a way. When you add that with a live show, it’s really exciting.”

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