Designer Rebeca Minkoff’s name is synonymous with city-chic style. So, when we caught up with the 38-year-old fashion doyenne backstage at her fall/winter 2019 show at Pier59 Studios, we were curious to know where she draws her sartorial inspiration.
Minkoff explained that she doesn’t look to magazines or Pinterest when she needs to get her creative fashion juices flowing. Instead, the designer looks to four women you’re probably already following on Instagram.
“There’s a number of influencers who I follow for when I’m in a rut, Like Tezza and Aimee Song,” she told PureWow exclusively. “But I also have certain people I turn to for certain things. I look at Leandra [Medine] for jewelry. Tezza for overall amazing statement pieces. And Rocky Barnes for, well, everything.”
This season, Minkoff’s range included a number of swoon-worthy statement pieces, from a pink power suit to a cranberry leather miniskirt. But the eye-catching hero items of her affordable (prices range from $138 to $248) capsule collection aren’t the only exciting thing about it. In fact, Minkoff’s fall/winter 2019 collection is her first to include inclusive sizing from 00 to 24 and XXS to 3x. Minkoff partnered with Stitch Fix, and pored through data learnings on fit, length and style to incorporate size-inclusive fits into her traditional brand aesthetic.
“What I love about this is if you’re going to enter a new category, you want to come armed,” Minkoff said. “To be able to lean on their data, and customer feedback and preferences in everything, especially if it’s Stitch Fix’s. You can’t just slap a label on something, size it up and expect it to all work out. I was excited and grateful that it all worked out.”
A wider array of sizes at an affordable price? We’re DTS (down to shop).
Additional reporting by Dena Silver.