PARIS, Mar 8, 2011/ — On March 3rd, 2011 at 11 am, designer Zac Posen returned to Paris, presenting his Fall/ Winter 2011 eponymous collection in the newly christened basement of the Palais de Tokyo.

The collection itself looked toward the lines and contours of nature – reinterpreting distinctive shapes to emphasize the female form. Holding true to this concept of biomimicry, Posen employs a bevy of constructional and conceptual techniques to further incorporate details from nature.

Anatomical references highlighted by chiffon insets, and armor-like structural detail, all reference the specific elements of nature that so informed this collection.

Fusing sharp lines in tailoring with his acute understanding of the feminine silhouette, Posen returns to the signature techniques that have become synonymous with his edgy, sexy, and glamorous aesthetic. Sculpted suiting balanced by luxury t-shirting, walk alongside textured and bias-cut gowns.

Double face wools and inky felts indicate Posen’s characteristic affinity for opulence, while rose-blush and ox-blood ombred silks add spectrum and dimension to the collection as a whole.

It is clear from this collection that the Zac Posen woman is one of strength, power, sex appeal, and intelligence. From shirting to suiting, dresses to gowns – Posen’s Fall/ Winter 2011 collection actualizes the perfect union of luxury and wearability.

Photos courtesy of Zac Posen

Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2011

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