In February, Alexander Wang invited fashion editors to a vast warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for his fall 2014 show; three months later creative director Raf Simons did the same for the Dior resort 2015 collection. Far removed from N.Y.C.’s Lincoln Center, the outer borough has evolved into “an epicenter of creativity,” says designer Rebecca Minkoff, who hangs her hat in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn.
But instead of having attendees board water taxis (or hop on the L train) for her show this Friday, Minkoff plans to bring a piece of BK to midtown when the Williamsburg-based synth-pop trio Little Daylight performs at her spring/summer 2015 show.
“Fashion and music are co-dependent in a way, they are mutually beneficial to one another,” Minkoff tells InStyle.com exclusively. The designer first discovered Little Daylight’s official remixes of groups like Passion Pit and Freelance Whales a few years ago, and has considered herself a fan ever since.
Though cautious to keep details about the upcoming collection a secret, Minkoff admits that the band’s newly released full-length album, Hello Memory, might help conjure a sense of what to expect: “The clothes will be fun with a feminine touch—just like Little Daylight!”
To get your fix of music in the meantime, the designer has personally curated a 66-song playlist inspired by her newest collection. Listen to it below and discover more bands that are currently on our radar now!