For Fall 2017, Zac Posen, Creative Director for the Brooks Brothers Women’s collection offers the modern woman clothing that addresses the demands her dynamic lifestyle. “I imagined the modern Brooks Brothers woman navigating her day from office to evening,” said Posen. “She is confident, strong, but always feminine.” A classic Nina Leen photo of Eileen Ford in Life magazine circa the 1950’s served as inspiration. Busy with the launch of her prolific agency, juggling phones, a new baby, models… Ms. Ford appears cool, collected and elegant amidst the chaos surrounding her. It’s a vision of the modern woman having it all.
The collection includes a full selection of daywear including chic feminine tailoring in pinstripe and sharkskin fabrics as well as blended wool boucles which add texture. A floral print in wool voile reveals its petals in tonal glen plaid.
An engineered floral jacquard is shown as a chic cocktail dress or flirty pouf skirt paired with a black cashmere turtleneck. An iconic menswear inspired shirt is ultra-feminine with a dropped portrait collar and worn tied at the waist. Original and exclusive prints appear on cotton sateen and jersey and feature ditzy florals or a bold geometric pattern. A paneled dress in tartan in double face fabric combines Brooks Brothers’ heritage in a modern silhouette as does a knit tartan twinset.
The elegant color palette which includes shades of midnight and coronet blue, deep rich reds, and pale pink was inspired by the works of contemporary artist Gary Hume.
A full range of accessories this season punctuate the looks and include a classic kitten heel, a 70’s inspired pump and a leather oxford. Handbags are shown in tan, navy and red with whip stitched detailing.