New York Fashion Week would not be complete without a good Zac Posen show and that is exactly what we were treated to a few hours back. With his fall collection a hit success, Posen seems to have been emboldened, starting the Zac Posen spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear line-up with the customer in mind. Taking the feedback from retailers to heart, surface details were attended to, and even had a booty short in there done up just right that he called a “brass berry lily jacquard wrap short.”
What we see on the runway for Zac Posen’s spring and summer 2017 collection is definitely tailored for the customer. We love the professional attire that exists in knee-length panel skirts and batching blazers, the zipper embellished tailored pantsuit, the print trousers matched with simple tubed shirts, and a whole lot of dresses that literally make you feel like spring is in the air.
Posen plays on length for the most part, giving us extremely short wraparound booty shorts followed by knee-length debutante perfect designs. Body tailoring is a huge part of the collection that features 48 pieces, while much of the latter part of the show showed off translucent materials and a very sexy silhouette.
The A-lines were definitely appreciated as we see proportionality, while the sheath dresses only added to the allure of gorgeous curves. We can be sure that the red carpet will be featuring a whole lot of these gorgeous pieces.
Throughout the Zac Posen spring 2017 collection, we saw a whole lot of décolletage, either with strapless designs or wide square necklines, and it was beautiful. Perhaps the most enchanting was the strapless piece that fit at the waist and flared in an A-line that featured a mermaid look in aqua green and translucent tulle. The combination is truly astounding and we expect it to appear on the red carpet in the spring, for sure.
We also really loved the midi hems throughout, elongating the bodies and giving the ladies a prim and proper outlook that clashed perfectly with the teeny tiny wrap shorts. The few long sleeves seen were enchanting unto themselves.
What 35-year-old Posen brings to the runway pieces that definitely capture the spirit of his customers, along with his advocacy of late for a more diverse fashion industry that promotes the ideal of inclusivity, is a breath of fresh air that we can enjoy for a long time coming. When he had said to dress the part in order to be the part, we had not been thinking that such an enchanting line-up would be appearing on the runway this September for the upcoming spring season.
We are almost glad that he has not repeated some of the over-the-top styles from 2016 for the spring. We’ve seen enough strings and plunging necklines for the time being, thank you very much.
Now we would love to see where he takes his vision for the fall and winter designs and whether or not there will be any designs that come out with the season we are currently in so we can actually buy them now.
Photos courtesy of Vogue