Zac Posen is preparing us for a Spring where romance conquers all with looks reminiscent of Sixties glamour + ladylike appeal, with a sprinkling of modern flair. Sweetened by floral embellished shoe heels in contrasting colorways, to florals on dresses, further romanticized by embroideries, most pieces could easily make their way from the office to a night out, just by switching up your accessories + maybe adding a strong eye or lip. Sometimes, these floral details appeared as colorful line drawings on top of sheer fabrics, depicting other parts of a flower like large leaves all over the strapless midi dress far below. Other times, you would just find a pattern complete with flowers, bold strokes of color, further enhanced by hints of metallic accents.
There were some dresses that played up a woman’s modesty with its midi skirt + short sleeves with tie detail, while simultaneously, submitting to a woman’s figure with a heavily darted torso, highlighting the waistline + slightly accentuating the bust. Although, a similar dress in white reminded me of a vintage nurse’s uniform, minus the tie detail + wider short sleeves, by undoing a few more buttons on top, would deepen the neckline, to expose the hint of a lacy or mesh bra + adding sexy high heels, would definitely change the mood to effortless sizzle.
But in true Posen form, there were gowns for days, which he always masters. By now, I’m thinking he does this wearing a blindfold. I’m sure with awards season underway, how could he resist? Some reminded me of something that would make us all swoon by seeing actress Shanina Shaik walking down the red carpet or even Amal Clooney with all her elegance. Of course, if a gown is considered to predictable, there’s a perfect long gray column skirt embellished with same colored floral accents, perfect to pair with a voluminous blouse sporting open shoulder detail or a plunging backline.
However, my favorite takeaway from the whole collection had to be the satin T-strap heeled shoes, that had what looked like floral still lifes encrusting the heel in contrasting colors. The floral elements looked like brooches attached to the heel due to how far out they protruded from the shoe.
(photos: Courtesy of Zac Posen)
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