Saturday 15 September 2012

Rachel Zoe- S/S 2013- Boho & Glamorous

Before seeing this collection, I'd heard many positive things about Rachel Zoe but I never managed to check out what she was about and what her style was like. After this show, I can confidently say she may become one of my favourite designers, I loved so much of what came down the runway. 

A popular colour contrast, black and white looks were seen and in my opinion, they were constructed well together. Take this shift dress, the colour blocking works because it's not overdone and it can work well for a simple evening look.

I love this look. The long, open black blazer teamed with a short, white dress and black buttons is so effortless. Along with the models' simple makeup and blonde hair, the elements of boho definitely come together in this collection. 

Here, the tight, waist-cinching belt helps define a small figure and the small gold metal chain detailing is just enough to add some glamour.

The 'IT Girl' look? A gold, sequin top teamed with green shorts and strappy heels. The sunglasses with a pointed rim are the perfect touch. What I was a little surprised with is how much I loved the bags I saw. I would buy practically all of these slouchy shoulder bags.

A sequin, indigo dress teamed with an oversize black bag.

A turquoise maxi dress is paired with a sunbrero hat, a tasseled gold necklace and a large, cream shoulder bag. A part of's interview read: "When a model walks down the runway in a floppy hat, sunglasses, and gold lariat, carrying an oversize bag slung across her body, it's easy to overlook the clothes." Personally, I don't think this collection is too overcomplicated, I like looking at several elements in one look, but I can see why people may want the hat removed, say in this look. 

I think this pastel pink dress is gorgeous and surprisingly, I think the fanny pack bag actually works here. The way it's been reinvented could see a comeback in 2013.

An off-the-shoulder top with a sequinned maxi skirt. Again, here, I think Rachel Zoe has understood where to leave out the accessories and bags, the look is enough as it is and the lack of other elements is a big advantage. 

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