Brooks Brothers Fall 2016 – Runway Review
February 15, 2016
For his second full presentation as creative director for the iconic New York retailer, Zac Posen took full advantage of the colors and fabrics synonymous both with the fall season and, well, Brooks Brothers: tweeds, lodens, suiting, and greens, blacks and camels. With no trend directive to follow, Posen focused on quality of cut and design–maintaining a close grasp of the brand’s heritage while inserting his own tailoring influence.
This season, the collection included Posen’s first foray into eveningwear. That resonated in two men’s wear-influenced tuxedos, with cropped pants and a pressed short jacket, along with a shimmering brocade coat and ankle-length gray cashmere cardigan. Suiting, meanwhile, was cut looser this season, as exemplified by a pair of cropped pants and tailored jacket. Not forgetting the feminine twists, Posen showed lovely camel cashmere pieces, including a body-skimming top and pencil skirt. Coats were also a highlight.