2012 December 12
Pre-Fall 2013: Zac Posen, Kelly Wearstler
Courtesy of Zac Posen View Gallery
(NEW YORK) Zac Posen
Theatrical flair. Been there, done that. For the past couple seasons, Zac Posen is all about practicing the art of restraint (relatively speaking), and the consensus on the sales floor is unanimous: Posen fandom appears to be pleased as pie, mostly due to his growing number of daywear options, plus the emergence of the powersuit as a new house signature. For Pre-Fall, his burgeoning money maker came in the form of a nipped-waist stretch leather jacket and pencil skirt. Edgy yet not overdone. Then came the parade of autumnal-hued dresses: A corseted jacquard ball gown with a flora flourish in plum; a burgundy gown topped off with a Chantilly black lace overlay; and a body-con black satin cocktail dress with billowing sleeves—all unified within one common theme: Maria Callas performing in Argentina. Encore!
Kelly Wearstler's latest collection tops out at just 12 looks for Pre-Fall, but don't be fooled. Her mini assortment—inspired by the Suprematism art movement founded in 1915—packs plenty of punch. Par exemple: The slim twill pantsuit, checked within an inch of its life. Or its casual cousin, which played out in skin-tight jeans paired with a beaded denim jacket. Geometric day dresses spliced with leather and zany print-on-print separates in black and white rounded out the designer's dozen.
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