Check out Adriana’s take on the Rock & Republic show.
It was celebrity pandemonium at Rock & Republic’s Saturday night show: Mary-Kate Olsen, Project Runway‘s Nina Garcia, Bethann Hardison and Damon Dash (both of whom I sat a few rows behind) were just some of the boldface names in attendance. What else can we expect from a label that’s made it’s name on the culture of music and celebrity?!


Surprisingly, R&R showed some maturity in this collection, which deviated a bit from their usual focus on jeans and edgy casualwear. LOTS of dresses, tuxedo-style tailoring, and (especially) diverse textiles. The contrasts in this collection were not in the colors (the entire collection was done in harsh blacks and whites) but in the fabrics: leather that was so thin it appeared to be tissue paper, petal-like silk ruffles, and an unbelievable Lycra/spandex like acid wash print that was fashioned into denim-like leggings. Also, skinny jeans: still in.
Apart from the label’s refreshing new look, the best part of the show was, of course, the music: edgy, pulsing rock blared from the speakers as models, including Chanel Iman, stomped fiercely down the runway in an atmosphere that felt more like a concert than a fashion show. Looking at the pieces, I could easily see several of them on rock style arbiters like Rihanna, Cassie, and Amerie. And kudos to R&R for having one of the most diverse shows in terms of models so far this Fashion Week.
Some of the best looks below:

Rock on, R&R!

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