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Monday, August 24th 2009

Get It Now: Erin Wasson x RVCA

Taking her inspiration from Stevie Ray Vaughan and the girls (ahem, groupies) who hung out with him, Erin Wasson’s second go at her collaboration with surf/skate/lifestyle brand RVCA is a little bit country and a whole lotta rock and roll. The model-turned-muse-turned-stylist-turned-designer offers up the kind of basics that compose the coolest of closets: her own. She’s ripped off her own signature low-key style for any rocker hip chick who cares to adopt it, and judging from the waves the latest collection has made, there are plenty.

Like Kate Moss’s coveted collections for Topshop, Erin Wasson x RVCA makes the elusive model-off-duty look accessible to fashion mortals. Witness a body-con jersey dress with a sweetheart neckline (the same frock the designer wore to the Erin Wasson x RVCA fall 2009 presentation). Paired with lace-up booties, it’s an ’80s fashion-inspired wonder. And leather short shorts give a basic white tee that rocker chic look that’s making the fall season sizzle.

And the collab won’t stop with this autumn season. Wasson will fill a slot in the Bryant Park schedule, showing in the tents for the first time. She told Teen Vogue’s Andrew Bevan the spring 2010 collection will take a step away from her signature edgy look, and incorporate lightweight fabrics in shades of pink, bronze, and ivory (inspired by her pooch, Cream). She described the collection as “less cowboy, a little bit more savage desert beast.” I have no idea what that means, Erin, but I can’t wait to find out.

--Amie

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