“Our girls dress up,” remarked Rachel Zoe brand president Lauren Walker, “but it also can be day-to-night. What can she take from office to dinner and not feel so casual? Our girl is fancy, but at the same time, she doesn’t always have to be in a gown.” For resort — a strong season for holiday dressing for the Zoe girl — the brand explored more event dressing. In lieu of Zoe’s normal boho-meets-glam influence of the Sixties and Seventies, she looked to Art Deco of the Thirties for embellished and structured touches. Although there were a few classic boho takeaway offerings.
Zoe favorites felt fresh in new colorways and fabrications, like a gold and black burnout velvet one-shoulder blouse and fit and flare dress or sequined offerings in jewel tones rather than just gold. Suiting also got the glam update: a black sequined suit had graphic white trim while a cropped blazer and matching easy trouser came gold and silver lamé striped, a few other blazers had bedazzled and embroidered lapels. The brand’s cruise offering included many different ideas, but the best came in the form of a tweed a miniskirt and jacket set and matching floral day suit. While the collection’s two ideas — holiday and cruise takeaway — didn’t seem to belong together, Zoe’s collection of accessible, shimmery garb will surely be a success with their dressed-up girl.