SKETCHES BEFORE RUNWAY started its Fashion Week coverage this season by speaking with Fern Mallis of IMG Fashion. Our writers are looking forward to so many shows including Rebecca Taylor's! We got a hold of her sketches that show us what to expect on her runway show this weekend. The Fall 2010 Collection was inspired by a mixture of 70's Parisian attitude and an urban New York City girl. With a renewed love for classic sportswear, silhouettes have been reworked with a twist to give subtle edge on signature feminine designs. The palette includes dusty hues and new neutrals contrasted with military olives and hints of old gold. Fabrics are washed to provide a worn, overly-loved appeal and are combined with cashmere wool suits, leopard faux furs and down quilted coats, together giving this collection an affordable luxe quality. Take a look at more sketches from designers like Tracy Reese, Milly and Elie Tahari below.


An eclectic mix of urban and rural style makes for a very modern yet infinitely wearable fall 2010 collection. Rustic Prince of Wales checks, distressed faux fur and stretch suede styles are softened by cosmetic toned lingerie and made cozy by soft alpaca sweaters. Tracy Reese, Designertracy_resse-bechicmag


For my fall collection, the artsy, chic girls of Paris are my inspiration, in a combination of luxe fabrics, clever techniques and cool attitude.

Michelle Smithmilly_bechicmag


"My fall 2010 collection is homage to the great women who traveled the globe in style."