Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Zac Posen

February 9th, 2007

Zac Posen Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Zac Posen’s focused his 1940s tailoring sensibility on polished jackets, suits, and his signature dresses.  Silhouettes were generally slim, though Zac shook things up with volume added in just the right places.

Color Palette: Black, black, and more black, with greys, white, and shots of royal purple and blood red.

Silhouettes: Zac Posen showed mainly big-over-small silhouettes,such as a voluminous military kimono sleeved coat with a slim skirt.  Pants were skinny and high-waisted.  A number of babydoll looks, complete with ruffles and volume, made their way onto the runway.  Fitted cocktail looks were ruffled and featured sheer-over-solid layering.  Zac’s signature eveningwear featured curve-hugging gowns with fishtail hemlines.  Detailing to note included oversized collars, ruffles, and pocket and tab detailing.

Accessories Report:  Long, elbow length black gloves accessorized the sexy, tailored looks.

What’s Wearable: 
One of our favorite looks was a peach-pink ruffled blouse with flutter sleeves paired with a burgundy tulip skirt. We also loved a cropped ruffled black jacket paired with an above-the-knee skirt.

What’s Not Wearable: 
A poufy fur coat with ruffled, horizontal detailing–tough for a stick-thin model to pull off, near impossible for Real Women to wear.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessica  |  February 11th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Although not a huge Zac Posen fan I thought this collection was really pulled together and had a lot of style.

    I love his use of burgundy.

  • 2. Trisha  |  February 11th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Totally–it was refreshing to see a collection with a distinct point of view.

  • 3. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:19 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

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