We all know Manhattan-raised Posen for his forties-inflected tailoring, mermaid-esque gowns, and little cocktail dresses – but what are we all expecting for his up and coming Target line? Tuesday morning’s preview of the collection saw Editors forced to sign non-disclosure agreements before their sneak look...but we knew that wouldn’t stop a select few from blabbing.
The line, according to one anonymous source, includes a prom dress with detachable parts that can be worn three different ways. It is also “very print-heavy with one gown, tuxedo, lots of printed separates, bathing suits, a belt or two, and a cool Michael Jackson red leather jacket!” Another tipster confirmed that the line features Posen’s signature chiffon and prints, including a rainbow safety-pin pattern.
In a season where everyone is doing light and airy chiffon and sheer detail, it's only fair that the queen of all things soft and romantic, Alberta Ferretti shows us how it's done.
Long maxi chiffon dresses came in ivory, peach and a soft beige and were better suited when plain rather than with the floral embroidery that we saw. Dresses remained romantic and full of movement and were nipped in the waist with small belts in brown and turquoise and also came layered under taffeta jackets that are ideal for the cool summer evenings.
When we do post-event wrap-ups, it's easy to focus on the ladies. They have the gowns, the chiffon, the elaborate hair and makeup routines ... but this time, we're looking at the guys. Check out some of the industry's leading designers (from Marc Jacobs to Ralph Lauren to Zac Posen), and let us know what you think.
And just for good measure, we'll give you a look at their leading ladies and gents.
It seems a long, long way from the glittery Victoria's Secret runway when Adriana Lima is so...vampirish in the autumn/winter Givenchy ads. Other shots from the campaign, photographed by Mert & Marcus, feature Iris Strubegger, Mariacarla Boscono and Ranya Mordanova. We love the power shoulders and chiffon in the rest of the campaign, but we need to go to a happy place now.
I think Jill and I were at odds on this collection, but I'm already a devoted fan! The colour palette of toffee, caramel creams, lemon and blue hues was really beautiful. Cutting of the collection was outstanding, with well structured, paneled jackets that hugged the model perfectly met with high waisted trousers that in soft fabrics, simply stunning, could be a perfect evening wear alternative to an LBD. Chiffon and silk were draped, deconstructed and manipulated to create dresses of volume, detail and great interest - certainly an eye-catching collection. Shapes were new and innovative, and the asymmetric dress is definitely now a lynch pin to the fashionistas way of dressing. Soft pleats and folds in clever fabric combinations meant that this collection really stood out. There was so much work in each piece that I was floored by the cutting skills displayed here. My favourite pieces would definitely include the high-waisted trousers, which would be drooled over by many a fashionably lady, and the empire-line dresses that would look at home at any glitzy premiere. I'm keeping an eye on this one!