After releasing the nostalgic Zac Posen pre-fall 2017 collection, designer Zac Posen has finally headed his creativity towards the present, debuting his own shoe line that, needless to say, has been inspired by his beloved Hollywood friends!
The Zac Posen shoes, which will retail from $525 to $1,400 (which are relatively affordable considering Posen’s high fashion standards), have been created in partnership with Stefano Maroni, namely the man behind the eponymous Italian leather-goods company. Maroni’s family, which is located in a city nearby Milan, Varese, has a long history of manufactured leather shoes and helps create, among others, also Missoni’s leather goods.
“You know the expression ‘Italians do it better’?” Posen told WWD. “When it comes to shoes, I wouldn’t do it differently for a collection-level shoe; it’s part of the history of the craft that I appreciate and respect.”
The partnership doesn’t come by chance, as Posen has been looking around for the best leather shoemakers for seasons now, in order to hit it big and release the best shoe line possible. Those who are familiar with Posen’s perspective on fashion, in fact, know the designer is literally obsessed with shoes, and expect his first-ever shoe collection to be absolutely perfect.
“I waited for years to do this; I wanted a longtime partner who understands it takes time to build and grow a business, who also understands the DNA of the brand and most important, quality,” he continued.
What we are about to see in the first Zac Posen shoe collection is, of course, a dream array of designs, among which we have already found many must-haves. The Inez boot, for example, combines Seventies-inspired chunky heels with Sixties signature shoe silhouettes, while at the same time also combining different top-notch materials, such as suede, leather and patent. The Inez boot introduces us to one of the collection’s most recurring motifs, namely the mix of contrasting fabrics that, when combined together, creates nothing but pure high fashion.
There is then the Taylor flat, namely a pair of Mary Jane-inspired flats that will look good on any occasion. There you also have the Marilyn, a pair of pumps inspired by Hollywood’s ultimate star Marilyn Monroe, and the Piper, which is a pair of lace-front heels perfect for any glamorous event.
The Zac Posen shoe collection, which took six months to be completed, is coming along with Zac Posen’s pre-fall 2017 pieces. It will be definitely extremely interesting to see how artistically he will combine present and past patterns together in the upcoming Zac Posen pre-fall 2017 ad campaign.
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