The big scoop at Z Spoke by Zac Posen is a new Signature capsule of 25 eveningwear looks that are priced to sell at around $1,000 a pop, give or take. “I wanted my girl to get the man and not go broke on the way there,” Posen said at a Resort appointment this morning. These after-dark numbers are far more affordable than those found in the designer’s namesake line, but definitely aren’t cheap in terms of construction. Posen starts by scouring the market for materials like stretch duchesse satin and bondage lace, which keeps costs relatively low, and elevates them with signature details like precise seams and flattering corsetry.
For daywear, he offered tailored tropical wool suiting separates, including an asymmetric zip jacket with a removable cowl neck, as well as a tufted tweed coat with an away-from-the-body silhouette. “We wanted to get that outerwear trend in stores as soon as possible,” he said. “Canine couture” accessories are another recently developed category. Posen is constantly looking for stylish solutions for carrying around his own three pups (his mini poodle Tina Turner makes an appearance in the lookbook alongside model Tao Okamoto) and noticed his customer wants the same. She’ll go for the perforated leather totes and leashes here.
brittany adams for style.com
tao okamoto photographed by dan king for z spoke resort 2013
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