Zac Posen must have been in a vibrant mood when designing for Z Spoke. The designer, who is showing his eponymous line overseas, is one of the few to drench a collection in bold and decadent color this season. The result? A breath of fresh air among Spring 2011 lines that have been overwhelmingly rooted in neutrals and whites.
With punchy colors from red to yellow, Zac Posen took a lively and spirited approach to design---perhaps, a sign that he's courting a younger customer with diffusion line, Z Spoke. Imaginative prints like cartoons (created by Daisy de Villeneuve) and fruit energized the front of dresses and jumpsuits. Colors like orange, red, turquoise, yellow, brown and green were purposefully mixed together, making for an exuberant fashion statement.
While the collection was fun, it was still steeped in femininity and sex appeal. Dresses were flouncy with high hemlines and low necklines. Jumpsuits were belted at the waist, accentuating a womanly figure as only Zac knows how.
Lace was brilliantly weaved into the collection with lingerie peeking out of plaid dresses. Sheer panels bared the midriff, giving little black dresses a flirty sensibility.
Even the accessories managed to be both youthful and mature with cartoon prints and bold color-blocking adorning chic handbags. But the final gown was a sleek black number with cut-outs that was all woman.
Check out the collection, modeled by Crystal Renn, Sessilee Lopez and Rose Cordero, below.