09/07/2013 06:50 EDT | Updated 11/07/2013 05:12 EST

Rebecca Taylor goes to work with collection featuring denim, carpenter pants

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rebecca Taylor put old-school American work wear to work at New York Fashion Week on Saturday.

Never mind that she normally dresses young women who can get away with fluttery miniskirts every day of the week, Taylor went for it and it mostly paid off.

She showed perforated bomber jackets, denim T-shirts and carpenter pants.

"Key silhouettes experiment with proportion — crop tops, full trousers and teacup skirts are paired with soft modern volume in rounded sleeve shapes. Very crisp white poplin shirting and geo-eyelet are layered with tactile matelaffe, laminated knits and crystal-encrusted lace," the show notes said.

The crowd in the Chelsea gallery also saw some '80s influences and tapped their feet to a remix of "Buffalo Stamp," a 1989 dance hit.