The Zac Posen spring/summer 2015 collection made Zac Posen the true king of the monochrome! It was simple, it was elegant, it was Zac Posen. Bright red, black and white. Those were the colors Zac had chosen for his new collection. This is what the designer himself had to say about the choice of colors, “[With only these three colors present] you can concentrate on the tech construction and cut of the clothes”. The collection in general was a little on the dark side, yes, but that made the bright red dresses and pants more eye-catching and vivid. Still, it’s amazing how much a person can do with just three colors. But it’s Zac Posen we are talking about here, a man who has a knack of creating timeless and elegant pieces.
The Zac Posen spring/summer 2015 collection that was presented at New York Fashion Week mainly featured dresses and several classy pants. Everything was to the point, there was nothing we would add or take away from the collection. One thing we noticed about the collection was that Posen’s tops and dresses had very interesting and memorable collars and necklines. They were also very figure-emphasizing, showing the curves of models in all the right places. However, if you want to appear even curvier than you already are, or if you believe you have no curves, this new collection offers dresses, which will create the effect of curves artificially.
Now let’s analyze and see what the main fashion pieces were that made up the Zac Posen spring/summer 2015 collection. White classic hip hugger pants were paired with white jackets with stand collars (later on the show we saw a similar look in black). There were also knee length black sheath dresses, white textured dresses, black dresses with bateau necklines, circle skirts, white corset dresses with portrait necklines, black silky dresses with wide necklines and puffy skirts, smart red pants paired with off shoulder long sleeved tops, a pair very interesting black dress with “wavy” and round necklines, a silky black dress the top part of which was adorned with sequins (Posen did not forget about them either), a red asymmetrical dress, a couple of aerial corset dresses and so on.
Every dress or pants-blouses combination had been matched with the same color high heels. The hair of the models was pulled back from both sides and most of them were sporting bright red lipstick and nail polish. The rest of the makeup was minimalistic and almost invisible. Accessories in the form of handbags and clutches were missing, which was yet another way of directing all our attention towards the outfits.
To sum up all our impressions about the Zac Posen spring/summer 2015 collection, we should say that although Posen’s pieces were simple, they were also elegant and sexy. The whole collection oozed with confidence. Yet another proof that sometimes less is more!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK