Backstage at Charlotte Ronson, the designer said she wanted to "polish things up" for this collection. This has been a big year for the New York native, after all - she joined the CFDA, scored a major profile in The New York Times
, launched a Sephora collection, and somehow stuck a nose ring on Lindsey Wixson.
But there are lots of clothes on the runway every season, and our love for Charlotte Ronson comes from the label's innate ability to understand what we actually want to wear to a brunch, a date, or a party - and sometimes, that's the opposite of looking polished. See the potential dilemma?
It turns out Charlotte's version of tidying up is really just an excuse to wear more colored leather, more patterned blazers, and more heeled boots. Yes, the grunge element from past seasons softened, and the runway trends we saw at Richard Chai + Rag & Bone (stripes, knit blazers, oversize pockets) continued - and there was even a black leather t-shirt for those Celine junkies who can't afford the Phoebe Philo version - but you could still wear this stuff to an all-night rage, and pick it up off your crush's floor to wear again the next morning.
Oh, also, Mark Hunter and I came up with a name for the collection: "Snow White goes to an Amherst College." It was the neon Fair Isle print that sealed it...
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