So, those of you who have been with my blog for a bit, might remember that I did a review of the Zac Posen Resort 2013 collection, which I absolutely loved... and I am happy to say that my esteem of Zac Posen has not lowered a mm with his latest Spring 2013 collection. The vintage themes and sharp tailoring in the Resort collection were carried through to here.
The clothes had a retro feeling, with 1940s elements on show in suits and pretty floral dresses. And then there was a distinctively 1950s Hollywood vibe in the stunning ballgowns the designer reeled out, and it seems quite apparent (to me, at any rate) that these might have been his focus over the rest of the clothes. Honestly, who could blame him? Ballgowns and evening dresses are always my favourite pieces to look at in a collection, so it would make sense that some people find more natural affinity with those red carpet, Oscar-worthy numbers over anything else. There was a hint of Grace Kelly, a myriad of colours, all topped off with a jade green duchesse satin and tulle strapless ball gown.
^^^ Naomi Campbell opened the show for Zac Posen.
If I have one criticism? It might be that I think the mermaid-tail (or trumpet) shape of the dresses was heavily at play until we reached Erin O'Connor in the afore mentioned jade green duchesse satin and tulle strapless ball gown. If you look at the ball gowns in his last Autumn 2012 collection, and again at his Spring 2012 and Autumn 2011 - fine, so obsession with the mermaid shape is not really an issue, since that was when he really started bringing them out - they almost all share this similar skirt shape.
Well, I'm not going to criticise him for having a definite 'Look' and I never say much about the usual nipped-in waists, which are very much on display, much to my satisfaction... and what he does create is luscious. I'll just rest my case having pointed out, what I may call, the 'Mermaid Obsession'
I love these four navy ensembles, especially the two dresses directly above (though the top right dress is very chic and elegant, and my comment in no way turns it's nose up and the dress' undeniable beauty, or the tulle bustier worn with flared wide-leg satin trousers which, I felt, gave a more modern touch to the collection ) I love the sumery and slightly... mediterranean (?) feel of the floral element of these dresses. They are perfectly delightful.
I would carry on, attempting to make insightful comments on the clothing, but I do not think I should say much more than you would not be able to gather for yourself (Not a very professional stand, I know) and I could go on forever if I wished to look at each dress individually, naming the models and the fabric used etc. No - much more better to bow my way out of this post now. :)
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