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NYFW runway recap: Family, food + fashion with Rachel Zoe

Written by Sara Bauknecht on .

 

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NEW YORK -- When people think of fashion shows, sometimes there's an image of hierarchical seating charts and only a few seconds to soak up designs as the models whisk by wearing them. Meanwhile, the designer waits behind the scenes just to emerge for a few seconds at the end of the show.

At Rachel Zoe's unveiling of her Fall 2015 collection on Tuesday, guests were invited into a bright, intimate space to sip drinks, munch on macaroons and browse her '60s-inspired collection as the designer worked the room and her pint-sized son, Skyler, danced about delighting onlookers.

"This season I decided to move away from bohemia," the designer said in the collection notes. "The collection is a contemporary take on mod fashion."

She pulled influences from such fashion icons of the era as Twiggy and Penelope Tree. The results: black-and-white pieces, fur and feather details, metallic silver evening wear and a tailored suit wallpapered in leopard print, to name a few. It all had a definite mod-British feel, while still feeling modern and fresh.

Photos: Above, fashion designer Rachel Zoe, left, tells her son to smile for the camera. Below, looks from the Rachel Zoe Fall 2015 collection. Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette

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