Rachel Zoe
By Joanna Manganaro

TOUGH LUXE New York: Gone were the diaphanous seventies dresses that have been associated with Zoe since before she started her own label. She …

Dec 20, 2012
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Rachel Zoe Pre-Fall 2013
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Rachel Zoe Pre-Fall 2013

TOUGH LUXE
New York: Gone were the diaphanous seventies dresses that have been associated with Zoe since before she started her own label. She styled her celebrity clients in them, wore them herself, and made versions for her eponymous ready-to-wear line. It was time for them to retire. The signature bellbottoms still remained, but skinny jeans and wide-leg trousers offered Zoe’s followers other options. Taking the place of the groovy seventies fare was what the designer and her press people described as “tough luxe” pieces. Sharply tailored separates, military-inspired jackets, leather details, and edgy accessories supported this description. Sequins and animal prints provided the Hollywood-style glitz and glamour that Zoe will always represent. The tougher turn was a welcome change of pace and will suit Zoe’s clients well.–Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Flared / Shrunken / Long and lean / Hourglass / Slouchy

Color: Muddy brown / Olive / Black / Gold / Cream / Burnished bronze / Grey / Nude / Rust / Tan

Key Items: Military jackets / Leather shorts / Smoking jackets / Flared pants / Silk button-up shirts

Materials: Wool suitings / Denim / CDC / Chiffon / Tweed / Leather / Lace / Medium-gauge yarns / Stretchy double knit

Print + Pattern: Small-scale birds / Animal motifs

Details + Trim: Contrast collars / Contrast trim / Piecing / Sequins / Zippers

Accessories + Footwear: Fedoras / Fingerless leather gloves / Chunky crystal rings / Flat ankle boots / Booties / Pointy-toe boots / Pointy-toe knee-high boots

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