Some designers are prone to showing off their secondary lines for the upcoming seasons before the start of the fashion week. In this case, Zac Posen is one of these illustrious fashion creators, who have found it fitting to show off the Zac by Zac Posen fall/winter 2015-2016 collection before the start of this month’s fashion week beginning in two days.
The 34-year-old American designer has certainly done well in the business of late, with his dress for Naomi Campbell back in 2000 giving him the big break to rise in the industry. For years his capsule collections could be seen alongside other major names, while Zac Posen outfits have graced the red carpet since 2012. As of 2014, Posen’s wedding gown partnership with David’s Bridal has catapulted him into newer heights with the ability to truly showcase his incredible talents.
The Zac by Zac Posen fall/winter 2015-2016 collection takes us even further past the 1970s and well into the 1960s, seen through a Space Age lens. There is celestial inspiration in the prints and textures of the fabrics used, while the line includes abbreviated hemlines, blue stretch style velvet halter gowns – the halter seems commonplace throughout 2015 – hot pink dahlias and silk-chiffon looks for eveningwear.
The outerwear looks to have much in terms of tweed and wool, as well as lamb shearling. We even see some ombre coloring along the way. Most of the collection does to be on the darker side, though, with some metallic and reds dotting the line-up. We do love the fact that we are looking at midi or maxi length hems overall though, adding a classier edge to the whole of the Zac Posen collection.
Perhaps one of our favorites is the ombre look, with the sun setting on the garment itself. You see it move from a garnet red down to a black, with the long jacket pulled over the sheath dress that fall to the knees, completed with a brick red leather handbag in a pretty decent size so that it works for the professional woman in you. Black stocking adorn the legs so there is no skin showing other than at the neck and the face and the hands can be hidden again in the pockets of the dress.
The shoes we have a bit of a problem with but the dress is gorgeous! The slight raise at the front allows for the feet to move about freely without tripping over the hem, while the back falls lower to the floor, creating a small train. The short sleeves give it a more casual air, while the pockets are quite convenient for throwing in what’s necessary without having to carry a purse. The high neck is quite fitting with the space theme, while wearing such a dress might have you feeling like an Alien queen. Not bad for an extraterrestrial being though!
Mentioning the stretch-velvet earlier, it would come as no surprised that one of our favorite pieces is a sheathe dress in that exact fabric, the neckline swooping into a deep plunge past the bust but covered over modestly with a bejewelled tulle insert. A woman can feel glamorous and sexy all at once while showing off ample curves.
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