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Rebecca de Ravenel Plots Further Expansion

Rebecca de Ravenel Plots Further Expansion
From WWD - February 9, 2018

Rebecca de Ravenel, she of the tri-ball Bon Bon statement earring that set off a global trend and inspired innumerous knock-offs, is moving onward and upward from the spherical style.

The designer first introduced ready-to-wear last seasonan outing that proved successful, with the clothing category growing to become half her business. All but one of her stockists picked up the ready-to-wear offering for spring. Come this month, the clothes will hit the racks of stores including Barneys New York, Fivestory, The Webster, Kirna Zabte and Matchesfashion.com.

This season she will expand upon on that collectionoffering a new seasons worth of wares inspired by the concept of a confident woman sitting in The Carlyle Hotels library, awaiting an evenings date at the opera. The collection will be shown to press tomorrow.

When I start designing something, I always think about where a woman is sitting in a specific room. She is smart, she knows who she is, she is very in touch with her femininityeverything is quite covered because I like long things, but with shapes to accentuate the waist. The pants have boning in [them], owning to a certain sophistication, de Ravenel said.

For the collection, de Ravenel traveled to Morocco to research weaving techniques that she applied to three new bag designs, including envelope clutches and a miniature snake charmer-type basket bag, priced between $300 and $415, retail.

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