INSPIRATION: The Midwestern landscape, bikers and nomads
TOP LOOKS: A gray hooded sweatshirt with fringed black leather sleeves paired with black skinny jeans; a fluffy cream-colored lamb's hair coat/Boy Scout vest hybrid worn with faded jeggings; an olive military jacket and coordinating gray leggings with olive side stripes
ACCESSORIES: Raccoon hats and tails (worn attached to a belt); militaristic platform lace-up booties; suede moccasin wedges; hippie-dippy beaded headbands worn across the forehead
WHO WAS THERE: Jessica Biel, Anna Wintour, Estelle
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala did such a good job of styling their William Rast collection that the clothes, which were neither boundary-pushing nor groundbreaking, looked fresh. The misses came in the form of "show pieces" like the floor-length wool jackets with exaggerated shoulders, oversized nylon cargo pants (paired with an equally oversized leather biker vest) and the leather jumpsuit that closed the show.
The duo hit the mark with a group of easy heather gray sweatshirts studded with rhinestones or roughed up with fringed black leather sleeves. Their biker-nomad heroine looked fierce in the slouchy, retro-feel military coats -- now minus that vintage-y smell! -- that were paired with slim leggings and faded jeggings. Overall, this was a solid commercial effort that will surely be cherry-picked by chic tomboys.
Now check out the hair and makeup from the William Rast show.