The seventies-ish silhouettes Zoe has long been personally associated with—elongated trouser suits, glam belted caftans—are back, but this time in purple and peacock blue. Abstract animal prints also liven up sundresses.Zoe is a big believer in the maxi skirt; hers come with a substantial slit. "It's not dowdy, but it's not overtly sexy either," she explains. And in camel, paired with an off-white openwork tank sweater and a tan leather jacket, it has a serious cool factor. Ruffled cocktail frocks, on the other hand, have a coyer sensibility, even at thigh-baring lenghts.
Pre Fall 2012
The seventies are Rachel Zoe's decade. She's practically synonymous with flaring pants and caftans. But it's the sixties she's thinking about for pre-fall; it was the era's mod minidresses and Jackie Kennedy-style ensemble dressing (the rose gold brocade coat matches the sleeveless top matches the cropped pants) that gave this collection its newness.
Outerwear is a growth business for the label, and at the moment Zoe is particularly into a neat and trim red peacoat. "I was obsessed with finding the perfect shade of red," she said at her Broadway showroom. "As a blonde, you have to make sure it's right." Cameron Diaz, her platinum-haired star client, will no doubt thank her for her efforts. Come to think of it, auburn Anne Hathaway might like it, too.
The ideal shade of red isn't Zoe's only obsession. Fabrics count for a lot here. The faux fur feels just about as real as faux can. And the black and white crocodile-print silk jersey has a swishy feel. Zoe girls concerned that she completely left the seventies behind needn't worry. That faux fur trims a very vintage-looking fitted leather jacket, and she cut the croc-print jersey into an era-accurate backless halter gown.
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I love this collection and again you just cant go wrong with a maxi dress, short leather jacket, decent suit jacket(or a longline waistcoat this season) and at least one good quality ,flared leg work suit.
A pair of heeled boots and you can mix and match these things into few really cool outfits! Plus remember you can wear it any season, so your summer maxi dress can make a great outfit with boots and leather jacket in winter, you just can't go wrong with that.!!!
Easy glamour." That was the sound bite Rachel Zoe gave a swarm of reporters at her first fashion-week presentation for her nascent contemporary line.
All the Rachel-isms are here for Spring: one-shouldered dresses, tailored blazers over evening gowns, long skirts, leopard print (or, at least a dot very close to leopard print). But we counted only one flare; Zoe is liking a tapered pant cropped high above the ankle these days. She likes high-waisted faded denim shorts with a crisp, white button-down buttoned up all the way, and a butterscotch leather jacket. And she also likes red, by the looks of the head-to-toe ruby silk georgette and slouchy pants combo. Zoe isn't necessarily setting trends with her ready-to-wear, but she's quickly becoming reliable at delivering them.
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