WWD reports that Zac Posen is launching a new lower-priced fashion line called Z Spoke, to launch exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue next Spring. Z Spoke is gonna give Marc by Marc Jacobs a run for his money. I'm loving the wide belted looks showcased in the two dresses above.
“It’s not Zac-for-less, it’s not the little sister collection at all,” says Posen. “The dresses — that’s something I can do with my eyes closed. This is about a new identity.” His inspiration board is full of downtown imagery such as beaten-up Nike Dunks and a shot of Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle. A palette of neutrals with ample pops of kelly green, pink and red gives the clothes a retro vibe, or an “urban hipster quality” as Posen puts it, adding he could see these styles on a Lower East Side girl.