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This season, Zac Posen photographed his collection on model Guinevere Van Seenus. At 36, Van Seenus is an industry vet. “It was a dream,” Posen said yesterday in his studio. “So refreshing to see the clothing on a woman.” After all, “that’s who wears it.” It was no doubt refreshing, too, for Posen’s women to see that he’s carried the simplicity and streamlined nature of his fall offering into resort. For him, it’s lately been more about the cut of the clothing than the handiwork (pleats, folds, ruffles) embellishment of seasons past that had become his signature. They’re still there, of course, but in subtler ways: a white ’30s-style evening dress has its top shaped by small pleats; a long coral look gets a pretty capelet.What’s new this season, though, is Posen’s use of neoprene (his is lined with organza)—on a very flattering fitted A-line dress and matching car coat; a flared skirt and tailored jacket suit combo; and a cropped boot-cut trouser, based on the tailoring of his own pants and appearing here at the “popular demand of the women in my studio.” Posen calls the pieces “glamorous, but relaxed at the same time.” The latter isn’t always a word you would have associated with him because that hasn’t always been his goal. But he’s right: There’s a lightness to his resort. It will be interesting to see where he takes it.
vogue.com review of the Zac Posen resort 2015 collection written by florence kane

This season, Zac Posen photographed his collection on model Guinevere Van Seenus. At 36, Van Seenus is an industry vet. “It was a dream,” Posen said yesterday in his studio. “So refreshing to see the clothing on a woman.” After all, “that’s who wears it.” It was no doubt refreshing, too, for Posen’s women to see that he’s carried the simplicity and streamlined nature of his fall offering into resort. For him, it’s lately been more about the cut of the clothing than the handiwork (pleats, folds, ruffles) embellishment of seasons past that had become his signature. They’re still there, of course, but in subtler ways: a white ’30s-style evening dress has its top shaped by small pleats; a long coral look gets a pretty capelet.

What’s new this season, though, is Posen’s use of neoprene (his is lined with organza)—on a very flattering fitted A-line dress and matching car coat; a flared skirt and tailored jacket suit combo; and a cropped boot-cut trouser, based on the tailoring of his own pants and appearing here at the “popular demand of the women in my studio.” Posen calls the pieces “glamorous, but relaxed at the same time.” The latter isn’t always a word you would have associated with him because that hasn’t always been his goal. But he’s right: There’s a lightness to his resort. It will be interesting to see where he takes it.

vogue.com review of the Zac Posen resort 2015 collection written by florence kane

Filming for the next season of Project Runwaybegins next week, Zac Posen reminded us at his Resort appointment today, right after he pointed out his new optical range. The designer has been keeping busy growing the reach of his brand on television and in stores. We know we’ll be tuning in if and when he gets a TV project about #CookingWithZac off the ground. But expansion is just one aspect of the current Zac Posen story. When it comes to the clothes themselves, he’s dialing down and further refining the message of his Fall show. Here, too, he was eager to emphasize his serious dressmaking chops; frivolities and excesses have been pushed to the side. “Clean and streamlined” were the words he used, and they were apt descriptors of a cocktail number and evening dress made from neoprene and cotton ottoman, both in subtle neutrals. The cotton ottoman looked especially fresh; it’d be just the thing for an invitation that calls for daytime black tie. On the more effusive side there was a draped cape-back column gown in a striking coral red and an hourglass, off-the-shoulder sheath in navy and black jacquard. A green-and-red brocade jacquard looked stiff and stuffy by comparison, but Posen was thinking along more modern lines when it came to his finale. A paper taffeta skirt gave his grandest ball gown an effortless swish.
style.com review of the Zac Posen resort 2015 collection written by nicole phelps

Filming for the next season of Project Runwaybegins next week, Zac Posen reminded us at his Resort appointment today, right after he pointed out his new optical range. The designer has been keeping busy growing the reach of his brand on television and in stores. We know we’ll be tuning in if and when he gets a TV project about #CookingWithZac off the ground. But expansion is just one aspect of the current Zac Posen story. When it comes to the clothes themselves, he’s dialing down and further refining the message of his Fall show. Here, too, he was eager to emphasize his serious dressmaking chops; frivolities and excesses have been pushed to the side. “Clean and streamlined” were the words he used, and they were apt descriptors of a cocktail number and evening dress made from neoprene and cotton ottoman, both in subtle neutrals. The cotton ottoman looked especially fresh; it’d be just the thing for an invitation that calls for daytime black tie. On the more effusive side there was a draped cape-back column gown in a striking coral red and an hourglass, off-the-shoulder sheath in navy and black jacquard. A green-and-red brocade jacquard looked stiff and stuffy by comparison, but Posen was thinking along more modern lines when it came to his finale. A paper taffeta skirt gave his grandest ball gown an effortless swish.

style.com review of the Zac Posen resort 2015 collection written by nicole phelps