Albeit at Zac Posen the leopard prints and silhouettes are not ground breaking and could become gimmicky on a mass market level as knock off labels attempt to bring the same cache to their depressing brands. Yet there is something refreshing in the presentation of exaggerated make-up, curvaceous silhouettes emphasizing the womanly figure beyond size 6 and lovely layering of fur, cameo knit sweaters and prints combined. I was entranced to say the least.
While at Proenza Schouler they brought another knock out punch of pure talent. It's like they saw my dreams and brought it to reality... is that too arrogant to say? Ooooops. In all honesty though the collection is the definition of an idea, vision, and hard-work transformed into a tangible substance. The cohesion is impeccable and in no way a literal translation from the source of inspiration. The fabrics themselves tell a story, however are cut in fresh styles. From my perspective the gaucho inspiration has been circulating for the last few seasons now (and will continue to grow strong). Although this collection does not read argentine gaucho by any means, the native indigenous use of eastern silks and wools continues the movement.
Well I would love to continue on this rant, however I am about to board a plane... the boarding call as I type.
Hasta proximo vez.