The last days of punk in early-Eighties California is just the sort of multilayered reference that Rebecca Minkoff’s girls love. There were aggressive tiger stripes on sweatshirts and calf-hair coats, safety-pinned shoulders on a T-shirt and a classic nubby tweed that was reimagined in modern shapes — a fit-and-flare dress, slim pants and a moto jacket with leather sleeves. As for the handbags that started it all for the designer, they popped in neon and clear plastic.

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