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6/6/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

ZAC POSEN INTRODUCES HIS ZAC ZAC POSEN RESORT 2014 COLLECTION, INSPIRED BY LONDON'S LEGENDARY WEST END GIRLS

The ZAC Zac Posen Resort 2014 collection journeys from its New York environs to 1950s London’s West End.
Whether culling inspiration from the rockabilly style of London’s “teddy girls”, with their boyish tailoring and motorcycle‐influenced cool, or the ultra‐feminine aesthetic of the era’s curvaceous bombshells, the collection references notions of wanderlust, adventure and the curiosity of the unknown to create a modern wardrobe infused with youthful, effortless elegance.

Says Zac Posen, “I imagined the It Girls I knew and lived with in Portobello Road in my twenties as they might have been in the late 1950s – with that quintessentially London mix of punkish edge and demure English rose. Playing both sides of being a woman, and pushing the edge on both sides, feels youthful and energized.”
Bright colors, retro‐inspired prints, and intricate constructions with extreme attention to finish and detail give this Resort collection the indelible prelapsarian prettiness. Beautifully constructed day dresses crafted with multiple seams feature vibrant English rose prints and are accessorized with skinny studded belts.

The collection is a study in stylized culture shock: mannish, drainpipe‐inspired tailored pants in chartreuse or black are juxtaposed with rockabilly‐influenced, English rose blouses in the “Cambridge Crimson” colorway of red and palest cameo pink, or a vivid “Glasgow Green” version, and topped with a playful metallic motorcycle jacket in emerald or ivory – or a ladylike tailored jacket in ivory denim. The look is finished with a narrow, teddy‐boy bow‐tie.

Pants and coats in Prince of Wales print – a monochrome pattern evoking men’s suiting of the period – are cut from stretch cotton with a boyish silhouette and sleek sense of cool. A royal Ascot faille is a paperweight alternative to tweed, used for party skirts and fitted jackets. Textured floral jacquards, borrowed from the experiments of British Modernism, are used for structured tops, flare skits, and bodice dresses.

The collection offers multiple ways to wear Posen’s curving shapes and coveted, body conscious feminine silhouettes. Black cocktail dresses in silk organza fall away at the back, capturing the West End girls’ most elegant evening moment. The “bondage jersey” is present this season as an amethyst, knee‐length dress with an hourglass shape and coquettish pleat details, and a floor length evening version in pale, cameo pink satin crepe is an entirely modern expression of ultra‐ feminine glamour.

ZAC Zac Posen, for Resort 2014, adopts the wise traveler’s advice that one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

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6/6/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

ZAC POSEN INTRODUCES HIS ZAC ZAC POSEN RESORT 2014 COLLECTION, INSPIRED BY LONDON'S LEGENDARY WEST END GIRLS

The ZAC Zac Posen Resort 2014 collection journeys from its New York environs to 1950s London’s West End.
Whether culling inspiration from the rockabilly style of London’s “teddy girls”, with their boyish tailoring and motorcycle‐influenced cool, or the ultra‐feminine aesthetic of the era’s curvaceous bombshells, the collection references notions of wanderlust, adventure and the curiosity of the unknown to create a modern wardrobe infused with youthful, effortless elegance.

Says Zac Posen, “I imagined the It Girls I knew and lived with in Portobello Road in my twenties as they might have been in the late 1950s – with that quintessentially London mix of punkish edge and demure English rose. Playing both sides of being a woman, and pushing the edge on both sides, feels youthful and energized.”
Bright colors, retro‐inspired prints, and intricate constructions with extreme attention to finish and detail give this Resort collection the indelible prelapsarian prettiness. Beautifully constructed day dresses crafted with multiple seams feature vibrant English rose prints and are accessorized with skinny studded belts.

The collection is a study in stylized culture shock: mannish, drainpipe‐inspired tailored pants in chartreuse or black are juxtaposed with rockabilly‐influenced, English rose blouses in the “Cambridge Crimson” colorway of red and palest cameo pink, or a vivid “Glasgow Green” version, and topped with a playful metallic motorcycle jacket in emerald or ivory – or a ladylike tailored jacket in ivory denim. The look is finished with a narrow, teddy‐boy bow‐tie.

Pants and coats in Prince of Wales print – a monochrome pattern evoking men’s suiting of the period – are cut from stretch cotton with a boyish silhouette and sleek sense of cool. A royal Ascot faille is a paperweight alternative to tweed, used for party skirts and fitted jackets. Textured floral jacquards, borrowed from the experiments of British Modernism, are used for structured tops, flare skits, and bodice dresses.

The collection offers multiple ways to wear Posen’s curving shapes and coveted, body conscious feminine silhouettes. Black cocktail dresses in silk organza fall away at the back, capturing the West End girls’ most elegant evening moment. The “bondage jersey” is present this season as an amethyst, knee‐length dress with an hourglass shape and coquettish pleat details, and a floor length evening version in pale, cameo pink satin crepe is an entirely modern expression of ultra‐ feminine glamour.

ZAC Zac Posen, for Resort 2014, adopts the wise traveler’s advice that one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.


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