Stevie Nicks set the tone for Rebecca Minkoff’s most feminine collection to date. Minkoff always likes to gravitate toward strong female muses and music for her collections; for spring 2018, she centered product drops around three periods of Nicks’ life.

The first drop, appropriately termed the “Feminine Romantic” period, included softer printed ready-to-wear, such as babydoll dresses and various silhouettes with a fair amount of ruffles, with harder accessories to balance out the Minkoff girl, including laser-cut leather bags with studded and floral hardware.

“The second phase of my Stevie-land is playing with magical and mystical symbols,” Minkoff mused during the walk-through of her look book shoot. There were unexpected, exaggerated sleeves to emulate a darker, moodier feel of Nicks’ life. The mystical symbols, tiny stars and moons, were applied to boots and bags.

Minkoff’s third delivery was all about the eccentric, featuring neutral bags with pops of color-blocking and Seventies-inspired vintage prints and silhouettes. While clothes remained fairly similar throughout all stages, accessories best emulated the three distinct periods.

Through feminine dresses and flowy details, Minkoff was able to showcase her focus on sending a strong female message à la Nicks. “Obviously back then, what she was doing was so anti…she probably didn’t seem feminine. But when you look back, she’s totally showing another side of womanhood,” the designer said.

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