After a failed attempt with her contemporary collection back in 2001, famous handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff is back at it again. With the help of Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati, Minkoff is determined to get it right with her new sportswear collection. “I was a one-woman show and I couldn’t handle it all myself,” said Minkoff. "With Ilaria’s background and my design experience, it was a no-brainer for us to collaborate."
For Spring, the duo has designed a jacket-heavy collection inspired by Elizabeth Taylor and the '80s cult classic, Blade Runner. Expect to see tailored dresses, leather jackets, brocade trenchcoats, high-waisted pencil skirts, and low-cut blouses, all detailed with Minkoff's signature strong hardware found on her handbags. The line will wholesale from $70 to $335 and will be exclusively sold at Confederacy and on RebeccaMinkoff.com. The Fall '09 collection will be available at specialty stores and high-end retailers.