Rachel Zoe put on one of the most civilized presentations I had been to all week: Set in a loft at the Soho Grand hotel, the clothes sat on racks alongside trays of mimosas, a sweeping view of Manhattan and a cheese platter (!!!!!). After taking last season off to have her second son, Zoe completely reconsidered the runway format. "I just thought I would try this and go back to being intimate and interacting with people," Zoe said. "I feel like people are running to a thousand shows for the next four weeks, and I thought it might be kind of nice to take a breather, have a mimosa and some food, and look at some pretty clothes."
"I'm always trying to design for that multi-hyphenate woman," said Zoe, who knows a little something about being a multi-hyphenate herself (son Skye was absolutely charming wandering around the venue as Zoe and husband Rodger kept a watchful eye). "She's a really savvy girl or woman on the go, and those are the clothes I make, to work for your every day life but to feel as glamorous as possible." Set in a (shocker!) black and white palette, there were perfect day dresses, sexy jumpsuits, and a few great options for evening.
Zoe is known first and foremost for being a stylist, recently garnering praise when it was revealed she's behind the rise of up-and-coming style star Kiernan Shipka. So how does she juggle a full fashion line with a styling gig? A little help, for starters. "Designing has become a full time job for me, so I style a bit less," she said, crediting her styling team's hard work. "But I'm always going to style. It's my heart, it's my core"
Check out photos from Zoe's presentation and her Spring 2015 lookbook below.