Label: Rachel Zoe
Season: Spring 2015 Ready to Wear
Rachel Zoe is a master stylist and she is a great designer. Her past collections were once so good that Neiman Marcus carried the clothes in every one of their stores. Zoe is back with her Spring/Summer 2015 looks and I hate to say it, but the collection is very disappointing. Fashion lovers expect so much from Zoe. Mediocre is no longer good enough and this collection barely made the mark.
Pros: The collection will have a general appeal to a mass crowd. There is a little something for everyone. There are dresses, kaftans, short suits, and a great tuxedo inspired black jumper. Zoe’s embellished black leather jacket should do well; it’s trendy but classic and would work well with a fashionista’s wardrobe. That jacket is a good staple. It’s obvious that I am already running out and stretched thin when it comes to pros. Looks 4, 5, and 16 are worth mentioning. Let’s just get to the cons!
Cons: The collection lacked creativity. Every look has been done before. Yes the looks are cute and pretty and should sell, but there was no FASHION DRAMA. In my previous post I mentioned how DKNY had commercial elements and how it was good. DKNY infused commercial elements with high fashion elements that were creative and unique. Rachel Zoe’s collection for spring 2015 is an example of commercial gone wrong. The looks are so watered down that the artistry was lost and the collection looks like it should be sold in Dillards not Neiman Marcus. Look 10 perfectly describes my point. How many times have we seen a long column ruffle dress? Come on Rachel, I know you can do better. The same styles could have worked if different colors were used and if a fresher take was taken on the classics that she presented. Rachel, I know you can do better and you have done better.
See the entire collection below. What do you think; was I too hard on the collection?