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Zac Posen presents exhibition-style show at New York Fashion Week


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Zac Posen presents exhibition-style show at New York Fashion Week

American designer Zac Posen went for an off-the-wall offering at New York Fashion Week when he put his models on the wall.

The 36-year-old opted for an exhibition style presentation in the old Tribeca workspace which he occupied for 13 years, before he moved his business to midtown Manhattan.

He broke with the usual set up of people sitting down to watch the catwalk. He had 20 portraits of models wearing his new collection hung throughout the space.

“I thought this felt appropriate for today and what is actually happening in the world, and giving people time to communicate.

‘At a fashion show nobody speaks to each other, here I want people to look at clothing have dialogue, have interest of looking at an image and being able to look into it,” he explained.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka who created their label in 1988 have been hailed by Vogue as one of the “Top 10 American Designers” and as the darlings of the Hollywood set.

“We are sitting here on Valentine’s Day, of course a perfect day for unveiling a Badgley Mischka collection.

‘We are kind of feeling that we are caught between two wars right now, so we actually went back to between two wars. Between two World Wars for our inspiration, 1940’s Europe and America, kind of channeled through the eyes if old Hollywood and Badgley Mischka,” James Mischka said of the collection.

The duo are also furniture afficionados so some pieces were integrated in their fashion show to present their new sportswear collection.

With the mix they set out to create a blur between design,home and fashion

A thread of glamour ran through their more elegant line. The collection used rich, regal colours such as gold, silver and dark navy and reds.

Designer Brandon Maxwell played with colour for the 2017 autumn collection. The luxury women’s ready-to-wear label, launched in 2015 was born out of the desire to make women feel beautiful, sophisticated and powerful, with timeless garments that are impeccably tailored.

Although Maxwell stayed true to his design aesthetic with layers and mainly a black and white color palette, he said newfound joy brought out additional hues.

Maxwell made a name for himself as pop star Lady Gaga’s stylist.

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