They may best known for the hot pink velour tracksuits that took over Hollywood a few years ago, but the Juicy Couture girls are back, with a dramatic new look. Skaist Taylor, named for the designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, captures their signature California Eccentric style perfectly. So, why now? This year marks the end of the non-compete clause after they sold the brand to Liz Claiborne Inc. for a reported US $200 million and parted ways with Juicy 2 years ago. For their autumn/winter 2012 debut in New York, they harnessed that boho-chic / Ladies of the Canyon style beloved by the likes of ‘gypsetters” like Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe: snakeskin boots with floaty paisley chiffons and fox tails dangling from bags and belts. It’s the way the design duo themselves have always dressed (you’d be hard pressed to find any photos of the designers in those velour tracksuits), mixing vintage with rock’n’roll (Gela’s husband is Duran Duran’s John Taylor). The range will debut this month through department stores like Nordstrom in the US and online at Net-a-porter. But just in case you’re hankering for the old velour, there is just one pair of tailored track pants in the range, in a low-key slate grey – perfect for your private jet to Marrakech.
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