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Rachel Comey Spring 2012 Runway Review

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey, who’s been hailed as New York’s answer to Isabel Marant, has a loyal and consistent indie following. Her shoes, on the other hand, have a decidedly larger following. This season’s play on prints, which included a Rosmarie Auberson landscape and photographed cable knit, enhanced her separates from simple, cool looking garments to pieces that you would build a wardrobe around. No stranger to mixed prints, Comey said that this season she wanted to take them to ‘more subtle, textural level’ and they were perfectly suited for spring.

Optical illusions such as winter fabrications printed on silk dresses and tunics kept you guessing as to what was going to come out next. While the separates and swimwear are sure to be big sellers, the dresses in the collection were by far the most exciting looks. One-shouldered looks in interesting prints were shown alongside thoughtfully color blocked and beautifully draped pieces. If this is any indication, we should look forward to seeing a big jump in Comey’s international presence as one of the celebrated contemporaries.