Rachel Zoe Unveils her Lookbook
As most of you know all too well, New York’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week started on Monday all a-mash with runways, models and the illustrious designers who dress them. What better time for uber-stylist, reality show star and designer Rachel Zoe to unleash her latest and greatest in the form of a lookbook via her website www.RachelZoe.com?
The collection plays itself out in two very different directions – stretching the designers legs in a Bo-ho-ish straddle encompassing the very feminine to the down right stodgy – both to vast appeal.
On dresses we see a bevy of ruffles and flowy fabrics, not to mention a few box-ish short, sleeveless sheaths in contrasting black and white (sequins or not… take your pick!) Paired with the black platform sky-high heeled boots – it makes for a stunning silhouette.
One of the hottest trends to be seen in this fall – the cape – make as appearance in a soft beige wool with a striking black piping that accentuates the fabrics flow. A fold-over collar and belted mid-section are flattering details that leave the look more feminine and less frumpy.
With this collection, stodgy never looked so darn-right appealing. Think a bell-bottomed, slim fitting, single buttoned wool pantsuit in a 70′s-ish fabric. Some may see this as being a little too gender-bending retro, but I have to disagree – the cut is all woman.