Rebecca Taylor at Fashion Week: Leggings, leather

CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shifts and shirtdresses, leather and leggings marked Rebecca Taylor's fall collection, shown Friday at New York Fashion Week.

"I wanted a girl to feel very richly textured and layered and autumnal," Taylor said backstage after the runway show, wearing a shirtdress. "I wanted it to feel romantic."

Leggings were studded, made with pieced leather and sheer chiffon. Taylor played with python prints in blue and orange for sleeveless dresses.

She also found inspiration in sequins and glitter, using the shapes to create prints for dresses. Her leather jackets were quilted in shades of gray and purple. Other jackets had long leather fringe.

Models wore their hair in loose fishtails and looks were paired with chunky, furry high-heeled boots in the show held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

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