Though a recent trip to Singapore — and the elegantly attired women who reside there — served as inspiration for Zac Posen's Resort 2013 collection, the designer also looked closer to home this season, focusing on what he called "the American heritage of dressing and dressmaking." To that end, there was a refined opulence at play. All the Posen signatures — curve-defining suits, asymmetrical fishtail gowns, pintucked blouses — were present, of course, but a crisp palette of ivory, plum, wine, and ink let the designer's flair for dramatic tailoring and skillful seaming really shine through. "Structure is juxtaposed with fluidity, and incorporative construction becomes the decorative element," Posen explained.
Zac Posen Resort 2013