Take DVF, vintage Halston, Peter Dundas for Pucci, and Christophe Decarnin-era Balmain and mix them all together and you’ve got Rachel Zoe’s 60s/70s, rock 'n' roll tinged Fall 2012 collection. Zoe is a vintage fanatic, so it’s little surprise that she likely turned to other designers for inspiration, but there’s no denying that she has an instantly identifiable look – and it sells. Her many fans will delight that she didn’t stray far from her signature loose fitting boho dresses and fitted separates but unlike many seasoned designers who find themselves inspired by designs of past decades, Zoe’s collection felt modern and fresh.
Though she opted for faux fur, Zoe is arguably one of the chief influencers responsible for the deluge of fur currently on the runway, and she showed it off notably via fur collared coats, fur-accented jackets, and fur hats. A slinky white dress, bow-tie blouses, menswear-inspired suiting, and over-the-knee boots (cough, cough Brian Atwood…), rounded out the wholly sellable collection.