Rebecca Minkoff Talks Fashion Nite Out
In celebration of fashion week I am celebrating designer Rebecca Minkoff. We both grew up in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, I lived blocks away from her family and was the local babysitter on and off for a decade.
It was the 80’s, The Minkoff’s moved to Florida, and upon high school graduation Rebecca departed for NYC with dreams of designing.
She started RM with her brother Uri Minkoff, and after a succesful launch, and a beautiful Tuscan wedding to Gavin Bellour, she set her sites on expanding the RM brand. (Be sure to also check out her Ben Minkoff men’s line).
This video was originally shot one year ago 9/12/10 for her Spring Line launched March 2011. Created by Gavin Bellour, this is an intimate look into her creative process.
On September 12th, documentary filmmaker Gavin Bellour filmed CFDA fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff as she prepared for the presentation of her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The road to Lincoln Center is documented in this short film which features appearances by Gossip Girl Michelle Trachtenberg and fashion blogger Rumi Neely of FashionToast.com.
Below: “No Pressure” A Behind the Scenes Look at Fall 2011 Fashion Week. Follow Rebecca Minkoff as she prepares for her the first runway show at Lincoln Center. Then shop your favorite fall looks now available on RebeccaMinkoff.com.
This is a family run business. Uri is off the charts smart, graduating high school in about 16 months. With determination and a few PR courses under his belt, he talked his folks into eventually opening what became a 10,000 sqft wellness center. Later building his own successful internet development technology company.
Still acting as Chair of his companies, Uri set off to start the Rebecca Minkoff brand with his sister. 6 years later, they are still independently managed and self-financed.
Today she is at the top of her game, still partnering with her brother Uri and preparing to be a new mommy, while her husband Gavin provides fantastic visual images.
Click here for her company timeline. Their venture now offers apparel, bags, shoes and accessories, and men’s accessories under the brand Ben Minkoff, named after her grandfather.
Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) — Rebecca Minkoff, chief executive officer for her self-named handbag company, talks about the fashion industry and growth strategy. Minkoff speaks with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance Midday.” (Source: Bloomberg)
I carry RM bags because they are fabulous! My favorite being the Wine and Cheese bag with roomy front pockets. I live in this bag.
Take a moment and view her site and blogs. REBECCA MINKOFF is someone to watch. Dont forget to sign up for her newsletter. I leave you with a video for her 2011 Fall collection, enjoy.
(Click here to catch up with her amazing folks, David and Sue Minkoff, two people I completely adore who taught me so much about family, health and harmony.)
Rebecca on Bloomberg TV
Livestream of the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Fashion Show