New York Fashion Week: Zac Posen Spring/Summer 16
Night and day
Zac Posen has mastered the red carpet, a dab hand at evening allure already, he is trying something new for Spring/Summer 16. As guests assembled at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central, during a busy Manhattan rush hour, Posen presented a new sense of ease. His new angle is to offer a more extensive daywear selection, and blend the ease of day-time into his evening designs: "The idea is to blend couture techniques into the daywear and in turn, bring the daywear comfort into after-dark dressing."
And what a triumph this project turned out to be. An off-the-shoulder crisp white shirt demonstrates breezy beauty with retained glamour perfectly. Elsewhere, couture techniques were applied to day ensembles, elevating their impact. A restrained palette of white, black and navy felt sophisticated and allowed for fabric and technique to shine as the leading acts of the collection.
Of course, there was still a satisfying selection of strong evening looks, from slinky bias cut dresses, to the stand out oval cut strapless gown with oval gown skirt, which made a huge impression, and reminded us just what Zac Posen is all about.