As per usual, it’s all about structure and romance at Zac Posen’s Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. Although this isn’t necessarily a bad thing since this is his strongest asset in fashion. And even with the ultra-modern lookbook with which he presented it to the fashion press, the old-school glamour still popped out. This might be due in part with the electric color palette he used this season—eye-catching neutrals with shades of plum, teal, yellow, and blush in between. This was a somber and almost melancholic palette that further emphasized the richness of his couture-like structures and the softness of his draping. And although they’re fit for the red carpet, they’re more for those who want to make a silent yet elegant impact, possibly away from the cameras. These frocks that are perfect for intimate evening galas and gatherings, not public events wherein the dresses would be drained out by the flashes of the paparazzi. And for Zac Posen to create a line more for his silent customers than his celebrity clientele, it’s a risk he took with such courage and vigor that it makes the collection seem all the more beautiful!
Photo: Courtesy of Zac Posen