Zac Posen Kicks Off New York Fashion Week

With Labor Day’s seaside walks, lobster dinners and paddle surfing a recent memory, New York Fashion Week comes to the Big Apple with a bang!

Zac Posen kicked off  the festivities with his diffusion line, Zac Zac Posen at Industria Studios. The looks were pretty and easily wearable. One can imagine the evening flowy dresses on young Hollywood ingenues— light fabrication with tropical prints and feathered embroidery were the stars here. But the real surprise was Zac’s partnership with Google to create an LED dress: a black crepe with honeycomb mesh overlay and LED lights that changed with movement. The pattern is supposed to be an aerial view of Los Angeles.

Zac walked out with Coco as the lights on the dress twinkled. He talked about the collaboration and the importance of technology in fashion. Maddy Max from google worked with Zac on the project and he called her up on the catwalk to take a bow. They also allowed teen girls to contribute drawings, which were intergrated into the pattern of lights in an effort to promote computer technology to the girls. IMG_5147 IMG_5151

New York royalty, Chirlane McCray, Major DiBlasio’s wife sat front row next to Maddy Max from Google.

BCBG, Max Azria also embraced California with the hippie-girl mash-up. Models sauntered down the catwalk to Macadelia’s remix of the Led Zepplin hit, “Going to California,” in suede fringe shoes and leg warmers, in the perfect heel height for easy walking.

There were patchwork bucket hats, silk chiffon dresses which were dressed down with tie-dyed long sleeve shirts, and lots and lots of knits that looked  grandma made —shorts, long vests and pants. Surfer dude shorts were made into sleek coulottes and pants to capture the California Dreaming vibe. Together it made for a very modern collection which will surely be a hit on the selling floor.

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Orlando Pita’s team used Tresemme’ hair products to create that just woke up look. Make up was created by Val Garland adn Temptu Pro team. The models couldn’t have looked more beautiful in that boho chic casual way