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FASHIONOLGIE - Zac Posen & Coco Rocha On Friendship And Working Together
They say time flies when you’re having fun — and Zac Posen and Coco Rocha told us that shooting the Spring 2013 lookbook for Z Spoke was an absolute blast.
“We went through dozens of looks and shots, but it never once seemed like a chore,” Rocha said. “Zac sat to the side hand-selecting show tunes for me to dance around to.”
In a behind-the-scenes video shot by Rocha’s husband, James Conran, the designer and model dance around to Liza Minnelli’s “New York, New York” — but not before talking about how useful it is to have friends in a business where each new assignment can sometimes feel just like the last.
“In a very transient and oftentimes flaky industry, it’s been so comforting to work with Zac season after season, through good times and bad,” Rocha said off camera.
“We all work so hard, striving for perfection,” Posen added. “It’s nice to be able to laugh and entertain each other in these fun, candid moments.”
A look at these two friends doing just that in the video above.
style.com review of z spoke spring 2013 by brittany adams
Zac Posen brings a touch of theatricality to all of his creations—even his lower-priced ones. His Fall collection for Z Spoke put a modern spin on the golden days of MGM Studios. At the Spring lookbook shoot, the designer pointed to model and longtime friend Coco Rocha, who was bringing the clothes to life with acrobatic poses, and said, “The theme is Coco goes to Hollywood.” Indeed, many of the Technicolor gowns did have an old-school glamour (ditto the pony-hair clutch bags decked out with dramatic fringed tassels). When Rocha slipped into a lemon-yellow number cut from stretch charmeuse satin that featured distinctly Posen details like a sweetheart neckline and vector pleating in back, one member of the team commented, “She’s like a Snow White pinup.” Despite all those showstoppers, though, from the start Z Spoke has been about offering affordable sportswear that doesn’t compromise on quality of construction. Tailored jacquard skirt suits ideal for the office would quickly justify their price-per-wear ratio, while you could imagine wearing a flirty white frock with floating seams and a built-in vest to a movie date. Speaking of cinema, Posen and Rocha might be the next fashion stars you see up on the big screen. At one point during the shoot, the animated duo broke into an impromptu rendition of Liza Minnelli’s “New York, New York”—chorus line kicks and all—and we must declare they’ve got talent.
coco rocha for z spoke spring 2013
the wonderful coco rocha for z spoke spring 2013
Zac Posen’s spring Z Spoke collection was a lineup of his “iconic shapes.” There were pegged skirts, delicate bow blouses, sweet party dresses and feminine suits, many featuring dart construction. Prints were playful with florals, butterflies, bows and jacquard dot patterns.Posen also presented a tight capsule of his Z Spoke Signature collection, now in its second season, which focused on cocktail- and eveningwear — a colorful range of dresses in sexy shapes with pleat details. For accessories, new looks included perforated totes, color-blocked handle bags and a faux stingray clutch with fringe.
wwd review of z spoke spring 2013
modeled by coco rocha
the delicious coco rocha wearing pink z spoke spring 2013
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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tao okamoto for z spoke resort 2013
tao okamoto for z spoke resort 2013