Zac Zac Posen’s feminine spring collection drew inspiration from aquatic life for an eclectic mix of sea-punk glamour and the relaxed sensibility of music-festival fare. The designer took signature elements from his 15-year-old archive — embroideries, fabric swatches, techniques — and translated them into beach-appropriate clothing with the whimsy of underwater treasures.
The lineup skewed decidedly youthful with breathable fabrications in a flirty palette of sandy pink, navy, seafoam green and punctuations of pearl white, and lighthearted touches of embroidery. Pearl detailing in the cutouts of slinky dresses and jackets gave a sense of elegant allure, as did other subtle hints of skin through open lace and sheer accents. Touches of delicate coral-patterned lace, water bubble references in eyelets, the netting linking fabric pieces together and jellyfishlike flounce in ruffle pleats were subtle, playful references to the oceanic theme.
There wasn’t anything as overt as a sequin mermaid gown, but a rainbow paillette minidress reserved for market appointments was both flirty and sexy. New engineered prints featured water creatures, and an intricately beaded pattern of the print could be seen on a floaty dress. More sophisticated offerings included tailored and relaxed outerwear and elegant pajama sets that transitioned day to night. Covetable handbags included small satchels with carabiner hooks and laser-etched clutches done in pony hair.