ZOE JORDAN AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR NEW YORK
No doubt it was while riding the ski lifts and coming down the runs of the Swiss Alps’ Verbier with her family that London designer Zoë Jordan found her starting point for Fall’s collection, titled Serac, which translates as a block of ice in Swiss French.
The ultra-tight lineup started with icy blues and whites in powder-soft textures like Mongolian sheepskin for day, the designer explained, and ended with dark and shiny looks for evening that denoted rock formations.
As literal as this explanation sounded, the clothes actually looked more like the wardrobe of a young girl who likes fashion, fur, shine, and a flash of skin. There was a party girl element to shirtless evening suits with a glittering finish and cropped pants, and an overcoat worn, also shirtless, over black croc-stamped shorts. But these happily avoided any trashiness thanks to Jordan’s fine tailoring and choice of boyish loafers.
More interesting, however, were the day pieces, like a light blue oversize sheepskin jacket and a collarless green ombré blazer worn with loose trousers with utility pockets.