I love this recent article from the Boston Herald about fashion’s boy wonder, Zac Posen. Known for his youthful, fresh and dynamic designs, Posen took the fashion world by storm in his early 20’s. Now at 31, he is returning to the city that holds a significant place in his career: Boston. Today, Tuesday November 4th, Posen will hold a trunk show at Neiman Marcus, Copley Place from 6-8pm featuring his resort and Spring 2012 lines. Highlights from the Boston Herald article:
1. Connections are key: Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkins Wilson, co-founders of the wildly popular flash sales site Gilt Groupe, were both Harvard Business School students in 2003 when they invited Posen to speak to their class. Posen’s dresses are now featured on Gilt Groupe, often selling out. Also, Posen counted Oscar-winner Natalie Portman as his muse.
2. Good design is an investment: In 2004, Sean Combs’ Sean John label was so impressed with Posen that it invested in the young designer’s business.
3. Design karma is real: Creating fashion is hard work and Posen believes in making the process enjoyable. In turn, the joy that goes into making the garment is transferred to the customer. Happy customers, happy career.