Zac Posen Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 12, 2016
While intrinsically linked to his extravagant evening wear, Zac Posen’s jump-off point for spring was the classic moto jacket. The designer’s take on the “Easy Rider” aesthetic was not lost in kitsch. Rather, it laid the foundation for an excellent collection of wearable daytime separates.
What was so fabulous about Posen’s re-attuning of the moto jacket was that it extended to all aspects of this fast-paced lifestyle. Yes, the jackets were tucked in at the waist and re-proportioned to be more feminine—but the matching motorcycle Perfecto pants, shorts and skirts were all rendered in unexpected fabrics, ranging from brocade to bonded cotton, yet still on point.
That’s not to say his girlish pieces disappeared altogether. Rather, Posen sent out colorful brocade cocktail dresses with sculpted bustiers that were statement-making (anatomical seams, anyone?) and, often times, unconventional. Overall, the evening pieces erred more on the side of day; a lilac shirtdress with cutouts and a pink wrap dress were lovely standouts.