According to wwd, Z Spoke, a new lower-priced line by Zac Posen is launching exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue for spring. “I think it’s going to surprise people,” says Posen, who describes the 60-piece range, which is strong on separates such as knits, cotton shirting, blazers and pleated khaki shorts, as “minimalist and utilitarian.” Z Spoke, much of which is produced in Asia, retails from $78 for a cotton T-shirt to $675 for a knit dress, while the Zac Posen collection ranges from $900 to $12,000, with custom pieces fetching upwards of $20,000. Z Spoke will launch in 17 Saks doors as well as saks.com and is scheduled for six deliveries per year. We love it so far, and want to see more! Enjoy!
Posen stresses that Z Spoke is not a celebrity brand, but one more attuned to the street. That said, he’s not looking to add to the glut of tough T-shirts and distressed jeans. “There’s a lot of that on the market,” says Posen. “I treat a T-shirt as a T-shirt should be treated. With a lot of love.”