Fiona Kotur’s joined forces with Rachel Roy and J.Crew for two fun new fall 2012 Kotur capsule collections.
The collaborative lines offer two very distinctive looks. The Rachel Roy collaboration is a bit bolder than many fans might expect of Kotur. An art deco style black and gold envelope clutch and a peacock feather decorated box purse showcase the line’s playful vintage feel.
With its J.Crew collaboration Kotur returns to her softer, more feminine aesthetic. There’s plenty of lace and sparkle designed to appeal to all American girls.
Personally I find the latest J.Crew for Kotur range much more interesting than the one the pairing produced late last year. While the first line was sophisticated it was also a bit safe. Here it seems the designers have let loose a little without losing their creative vision. If they can continue to produce capsule collections like this, I hope we see more J.Crew and Kotur pairings in the seasons to come!
Designer collaborations are fast becoming the norm, but I can’t recall a label releasing two simultaneously before. They’re not always successful, but I think Rachel Roy and J.Crew have brought out the best in Kotur.
What do you think of Kotur’s two new fall lines?