For spring, Rachel Roy was inspired by the 1992 film version of Marguerite Duras’ “The Lover.” “It was this idea of the gentleman with soft suits in colonial Vietnam,” Roy said at the presentation. “I thought, ‘What would his lover wear today?’” Her answer included plenty of pretty tailoring in softer, more relaxed silhouettes. The designer started the lineup with a chic white jacket and cropped pants combo, and moved onto tasteful floral prints for pants. (Roy herself was already wearing a pair). She also played with the masculine-feminine equation, and softened the men’s wear staple herringbone in an organza version for jackets and shorts. While Roy still had a few dresses in this collection, it was refreshing to see her evolve with a heavier focus on separates this season.

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