Friday, February 10

Posen V. Rodriguez

Seeing both Fall shows you can't help but notice the underlying theme... black and white basics with a geometric twist. Narciso Rodriguez stays true to his roots and focuses on the female silhouette white Zac Posen dramatically exaggerates his geometric details.

My favorites from Rodriguez' show, a brilliant display of proportions to show off the female body. Flattering, fun and young yet classically timeless. These are two dresses I would definitely add to my wardrobe!

Expert tailoring combined with intricate pleating produces fluent geometric patterns. Creates movement and structure at the same time- what an art!

But back to the similarities...

The gold slinky dress. Posen's version adds a bit of ruffle to the hem and a more conservative neckline whereas Rodriguez' is plain, elegant and sexy. Which would you choose?

Both apron dresses combine matte with metallic textures in a tuliped shape.

The black shift dress. The quintessential cocktail dress. The best way to sum up either show: basic black in a female-flattering form. Posen's, again, boasts the geometric details such as the ruffling at the waistline or the triangular seams at the skirt. Rodriguez' clings to the body in a shapely way, revealing a lower yet more demure neckline.