It was all about black leather, burnt orange, and rockabilly slouch at Rachel Comey's Fall 2013 show on Wednesday in New York. Models in choppy black pixie wigs skulked down the runway like undercover agents to a live set by noise-pop band Blonde Redhead. The vibe was downtown, dark, and much moodier than Comey's shows of the recent past — and the clothes were plenty cool to match. Silhouettes ran the gamut from sleek (pencil-skirted shift dresses with knot-twist details) to boxy (oversized baseball jackets over billowing leather skirts) and came in borrowed-from-the-boys fabrics like washed-out denim, shearling, and buffalo-check tweed. Of course, there were also plenty of Comey's signature quirky prints — watery tie-dye dots, neo-mod daisies, floating crimson florals — for just a hint of girlish charm.
Rachel Comey Fall 2013