Yesterday, images of the Z Spoke by Zac Posen Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection were released to the fashion hungry public during New York Fashion Week. The look book was beautifully shot in the Zac Posen studio and features some of Zac Posen’s muses Tao Okomoto, Anna Cleveland, Sessilee Lopez, Crystal Renn and Coco Rocha.
Zac Posen’s third collection for Z Spoke is a departure from his debut collection for the line. Whereas his first collection featured bright colors, bold patterns and was an exciting introduction to the media and public, his Fall 2011 collection is an homage to the Zac Posen girl. All of the pieces are extremely wearable and can be mixed and matched in a multitude of ways to create a variety of looks. Of course, there are plenty of Posen’s ladylike dresses to choose from but the line consists mostly of separates because well – that’s what people wear day to day.
The pieces included 1970s inspired secretary blouses (huge this season!), skirts, high waisted pants (also huge this season), corseted dresses, cotton burn-out t-shirts, and architectural jackets and dresses. The collection would not be complete without a gown as Zac Posen knows just what a girl need for a big night out. My favorites included a black Lamé dress with a deep V in the front (and back to match), a grey wool dress featuring Posen’s signature stitching, a brown wool coat with a strong rounded shoulder and silk pants that looked incredibly comfortable and chic at the same time. I basically wanted everything.
The Z Spoke is sophisticated and modern perfect for women who are CEOs to ladies going on their first job interview – and everything in between. Zac Posen has a remarkable ability to just know what looks good on a woman’s figure. And, he also knows what feels good against her skin. The collection features luxury wools, sultry silks, and soft knits in a gorgeous array of colors like atlantic blue (navy-ish), bougainvillea pink (fuchsia), slate (charcoal grey). The line also includes stretch cottons and jersey which are comfortable and perfect for throwing in a suitcase at a moment’s notice. My favorite fabrication was the stretch core suiting – a fabric with a bit of stretch but with a heavy enough weight to keep you sucked in – in all the right places. It was nice to see an unexpected fabric in feminine silhouettes like a corseted dress and pencil skirt.
The Spring 2011 line is exclusively at Saks but the Fall 2011 collection will have an expanded distribution and can be purchased at Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Intermix and Scoop, among others. The price point ranges from $75 to $595 – a steal for getting to wear something created by Zac Posen!