Fan of Zac Posen?( I mean, who isn’t after all?) Well you’re in luck!! Now you can get a Posen for thousands less.
How so, you ask? Posen has unleashed his new line Z Spoke which is available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and Saks.com. The line, who’s price point ranges from $78 for a cotton tank to $675 for a stretch dress, is far more recession friendly than his typical high-fashion gowns, which are known to reach up to $20,000 for a custom-made piece. Z Spoke may not be a line us college-grad/college-aged students can pay for, but hey, I guess it’s something more attainable than shelling out 20k for a dress. Good for you Posen for keeping the recession in mind.
But just because the line is “on-the-cheap,” don’t think this is a typical water-downed version of high designer fashion (a la Target lines as of late). As Posen explains, this is an entirely different line devoted to an entirely different audience:
“The dresses — that’s something I can do with my eyes closed. This is about a new identity.” His inspiration board is full of downtown imagery such as beaten-up Nike Dunks and a shot of Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle. A palette of neutrals with ample pops of kelly green, pink and red gives the clothes a retro vibe, or an “urban hipster quality” as Posen puts it, adding he could see these styles on a Lower East Side girl. (WWD.com)
“I think it’s about women feeling comfortable and embracing their bodies. As a designer, that’s always been my philosophy.” (NYMag.com)
“It’s a dream of my life to be able to make a collection that can work for so many different kinds of women,” he told us. “This is about dressing America.” (NYMag.com)
Bravo Posen: Cheaper duds, and keeping the “normal” woman in mind…..I mean, isn’t that what all designers should do in the first place?
What matters is: Will you be buying?