I first spotted this collection on Olivia Palermo's new blog, oliviapalermo.com. It was love at first sight, hence me blogging about this designer's RTW collection.
There are various elements which I enjoyed in the runway show. First there's the styling. As mentioned in Olvia's blog, Rachel Zoe was a stylist for a number of years. I think that this is greatly reflected in her style and they way she seems to create singles of unique pieces and assemble them together in such a seamless way.
Another thing I enjoyed is how there are various pieces, different looks and a great deal of variations of style. I find that sometimes I tend to favour RTW shows over Couture ones. A lot of the Couture collections are focused around something specific, so I enjoy seeing something like this. Case in point, Rachel Zoe's collection is varied, interesting and simply gorgeous all throughout. In this blog post I will focus around two details that persist in her a major part of the collection and the way she works them into the looks in their entirety.
First off, I adored the touches and trimmings of Velvet. I'm not normally such a fan of this fabric as it can easily come across as tacky. But, the way this designer does makes it come across as a delicacy - and that's at the risk of sounding cheesy haha. Anyway, I have assembled some of the looks involving velvet:
|All catwalk photos from here|
The first thing I feel I have to point out is that my picks of velvet were all in black. Velvet is such an attention grabber of a fabric as it is. It is for this reason that I tend to prefer it in black since the colour downplays the involvement of velvet in the outfit. The first three picks in the examples above are outfits that I really like and would probably wear. The velvet items are integrated so beautifully. The last look is practically all velvet, which is why I included it. It is to show how the pattern of the top and accessories do the trick. These details really pull off the all-velvet look.
One last (velvety) thing, is this hat:
|Photo from here|
Needless to say, a beauty.
The hat, I mean. :P
Another thing, was the fur.
What I'm favouring most here is nude with white fur. The second look is my favourite(est) one ever. What she's wearing, the blouse, the white tights, the blazer and that fur over everything makes it something I'd wear on an ideal snowy day. What I liked most is that the designer did not make the fur centre of attention, but played around with other elements too, making everything balance out.
I hope you enjoyed my post and views, but that's all for today guys as I feel that more content would make this post too long-winded and heavy. Not to mention that after this long and unusual day, I'm thoroughly exhausted.