Zac Posen brings his celebrated design aesthetic to Brooks Brothers
A new chapter is being written in the history of Brooks Brothers. An all-star fashion designer has been brought on to craft the vision for our women’s clothing and accessories. Enter the incomparable Zac Posen, our creative director of womenswear.
Posen, one of the most influential American designers working today, was educated at Parsons School of Design in New York and Central Saint Martins in London. He launched his own label at age 21 and was honored with a Council of Fashion Designers of America award in 2004. In his NYC atelier, he designs several of his own collections, which are worn by some of the world’s top celebrities.
An all-star fashion designer has been brought on to craft the vision for our women’s clothing and accessories.
Posen plumbed our almost-200-year history and combined it with his own unique design aesthetic. The result is a debut collection that beautifully combines the heritage of Brooks Brothers with fresh, feminine constructions in lush fabrications and buoyant prints. The spring/summer 2016 collection references notions of eased sophistication and tailored proportions, creating a modern wardrobe infused with a youthful, effortless elegance.
Womenswear has played a part in our collections for longer than you might think. Brooks Brothers sold clothes for women as far back as the 1870s. Brooks reentered the women’s market in 1949, partnering with Vogue to create a pattern for the first Brooks pink shirt for women. Other garments soon followed, and in 1975, a small selection of womenswear entered the fall catalog. In 1976, the first full-fledged women’s department was born.
From the expanding scope of this rich tapestry emerge timeless, versatile pieces that blend classic American tailoring and feminine details—complete with the indelible touch of this award-winning designer.