As soon as cooler temperatures roll around, designers abandon the electric hues of Spring and Summer, as is requisite for the season. Zac Posen follows suit for his Pre-Fall 2014 collection, though the drama is still on high with his signature after dark designs that are made for red carpets and stylish soirées: turning heads and starting conversations.
The collection kicks off in a conservative yet refined way, sure to satisfy Posen’s more traditional clients with a knee-length caped back dress. Naturally, the look is still glam with red lips, a tousled updo, and glittering jewelry. The brand pairs the frock with tights, showing its myriad of admirers how to wear it in real time once the temps chill. The underlayer of hosiery continues, combined with the cozier and more covered pieces in the offerings including a wool cape-back sweater, an office-appropriate black suit, the season’s perfect black coat, and a party-perfect little red dress.
The female form is accentuated with curve-hugging silhouettes, right in line with the brand’s va-va voom predilections.
There are some more pared-down looks in the assortment, with even a few pants options in the mix. A layered, folded sleeve blouse could be worn for work or play, while a grey pantsuit will last in your wardrobe forever: that is as long as you maintain your size at the time of purchase.
Posen serves princess effortlessly with gowns that are full of razzle-dazzle and out of this world silhouettes. The raised detailing on his full-skirted frocks will surely make anyone who slips into them the belle of the ball.
Queen Mother Naomi Campbell has an affinity for Posen gowns and I can definitely see her, Iman, and the brand’s countless model devotees in numbers from this collection. A chocolate-colored number with a long train will look so romantic on the red carpet, while a white strapless number with exquisite sculpted and pleated detailing might just be a go-to for some well to do bride next year.
Thoughts on Zac Posen’s latest?