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Zac Posen’s spring/summer 2018 collection brought flirty fun in from LA. Romanticism bloomed in cocktail dresses and evening gowns, balanced with functional daywear. “I want each piece to feel special and classic in a modern space to emphasize my belief in the power of beauty,” said Posen about his spring 2018 collection.
Inspired by photos of Green Acres from the 1950s, seen through the cultural lens of a 1980s MTV filter, the collection embraced soft colors and airy textures. The line also had a “garden party” feel—with a variety of silhouettes, tailored blouses, embroidery, and three-dimensional details as stand-out party details.
For the ZAC Zac Posen spring/summer 2018 collection, the designer drew inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, and the way he incorporated and interacted with nature in his architecture. “Broadening the concept from there, I began to focus on a mixture of natural versus manmade, and the juxtaposition of soft and hard, ending with what I am calling ‘Organized Nature,’” said Posen.
There are floral prints and honeycomb-like grids—elegantly interpreted through delicate embroidery and floral sequins. Soft textures and hard lines offer a juxtaposition for the collection, infused with a color palette sourced from nature. We saw hues of sunbeam yellow, hyacinth, lilac, lush green and waterfall blue. Mesh and lace are also seen as highlighted materials, offering layers in nude, black, or multicolored appliqués.