09/07/2012 10:38 EDT | Updated 11/07/2012 05:12 EST

In jumpsuits, dresses and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff offers nod to '60s photographer Slim Aarons

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sun-bleached floral prints, summery tweeds and lace lent Rebecca Minkoff's runway show a laid-back feel Friday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

With touches of leather, including a faded denim print on a pair of skinny, stretch pants, she paid homage to Slim Aarons, the American photographer of the 1960s and '70s known for capturing socialites, jetsetters and celebs glammed up poolside.

Some wider-leg pants had a slight flare with pink and blue florals at the ankle. But she interspersed her soft colours with rich hues of indigo, mustang red and vivid green.

Minkoff used plaids and lace on shorts. She included bustiers, rompers and a jumpsuit, mixing masculine shapes with feminine details.

Prints also included a python with accents of muted violet.

Her nod to Aarons is "what the modern girl would wear," Minkoff said. "We're calling her a sexy tomboy. She's never revealing too much. There's always a little bit of boyish charm to her sexy look."


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