i really am over fucking spring

Zac Posen. What can one say – the guy likes his gowns. The guy has pretty much built his name on constructing dresses and gowns fit for the red carpet…but the recession has hit some harder than others, and when profits go down….the hemlines seem to go up.

While I like gowns and how they bring an element of fantasy and elegance, I’m pretty sure I like Posen’s Autumn/Winter RTW more.

The music was provided by the bitching Miri Ben-Ari who’s just a hell of a lot of fun to listen to, and the run-way show featured mainly evening wear. Lots of sweet little party dresses in velvets and wools, skater and corset dresses that are most definitely wearable for a night out.

There is a lot of fur in this line, maintaining a sense of luxury throughout the show. It’s more playful than we’ve seen with other designs with lots of coloured furs mixed together. Not crazy for them…..or the little fur shoe/boot…things. I just feel that they look a little bit out of place in this collection. For something that is meant to be ready to wear, it just looks a bit awkward with the rest of the clothes.

The skirts and dresses are all very short. Posen stated “I’m playing with clean fabrications and upping the luxury level” It can be seen here with the cuts of the dresses….it seems like the fitted dress remains a staple in A/W and once more it’s all about silhouette.

The trouser suits are very sweet, drawing influence from the 40’s with full legged trousers, and contrasting collars and lapels on the jackets. Overall it works very well and has a kind of timeless elegance.

Colour wise we’re seeing A/W colours of camels and mustard’s throughout this collection, which also heavily features greys, deep reds and a really sweet rusty brown/red/purple colour I’m in love with.

The collection in general is very playful and a lot of fun. I love the colours used throughout that are warm and rich. I love the collar on the camel/mustard…..whatever trouser suits jacket, with the little broach. It’s uh-mazing. I think the party dresses are very sweet, I love the red velvet one…it seems very 90’s…which in my book is a very good thing.

I think my only problem with the collection is that the party dresses are the focus and you can only look at so many pretty dresses till they all blend into one big mesh. The whole collection is very very safe….nice, but nothing inspiring. I would like to have seen more trouser suits and I’m quite partial to a nice trouser these days, and a good suit on a lass gives her instant style cred in my book.

Overall though, good use of colour and shape, something that is very wearable and upbeat. I’m a fan, just get rid of those fugly shoes.

You can watch the catwalk show here.

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