Zac Posen has been dazzling runway audiences since 2002, when he released his debut women's collection at the tender age of 21. Born and based in NYC, Posen masterfully recaptures the streamlined, ultra-feminine aesthetic of 1940s Hollywood with stunning wedding dresses, evening gowns, and ready-to-wear essentials that epitomize classic high glamour. Perfectly tailored pencil skirts, suit jackets, and sheath dresses receive an extra shot of drama thanks to loosely draping sleeves, gathered collars, peplum waistlines, and other flourishes. Carry your everyday needs in one of Posen's exquisite leather handbags, or channel Katherine Hepburn by slipping on a pair of his high-waist crepe pants. With threads and accessories like these, it's no wonder Posen has won over so many of modern-day Hollywood's fashion icons — from Kate Winslet to Katy Perry. If your A-list style comes with a D-list budget, fear not: in 2010 Posen released Z Spoke, a diffusion line in which the CFDA award-winning designer recreates his signature styles for budget-conscious tastemakers.
There's nothing drab about this crop of grays. Lace tops, striped turtlenecks, layer-ready vests, and comfy tees are joined by decidedly more daring pieces: just look at standouts like the dramatic silk trousers, the edgy asymmetric trench, and the woven canvas coat — from names like Marni, Derek Lam, Vince, and more.
There's a time for black on black (. . . on black), but springtime is not that time! Inject some sunshine into your work wardrobe this season instead. Think citrus yellows, energetic pinks, of-the-moment corals, and other vibrant hues splashed onto cardigans, silk blouses, elegant dresses, and more. What's that saying about dressing for the job you want?
If you're like us, your everyday bag holds everything but the kitchen sink — and it takes forever to find your wallet. Our buyers found a solution. A number of them, actually: These bright, bold wallets, cardholders, cosmetic cases, and more — in hues of green, pink, red, and blue — are impossible to miss. For an extra dose of luxe make sure to check out the woven and studded styles.
It’s no wonder ladies ranging from Helen Mirren to Beyoncé love Zac Posen — just take a look at this selection of handbags from his diffusion line, Z Spoke, which strikes the perfect balance between uptown chic and downtown cool (without putting a couture-size dent in your wallet). Choose among the kinds of sexy, super-glam silhouettes for which the young talent is famous, in statement colors like Schiaparelli pink and fiery red.