“For this collection, I had in mind the incredible journey of Princess Elizabeth of Toro who gained a level of fame around the world in the 1960’s for her kind nature, stunning appearance, and exceptional intellect,” said Zac Posen about his inspiration for the Fall 2016 collection.

The designer has been keen to diversify lately, shifting attention to his more relaxed evening attire and daywear.

The Zac Posen Fall 2016 collection was divided into three categories, which he intermingled on the catwalk. In addition to the colorful suiting, there was a large group of black draped silk dresses. They twisted around the torso, fluttered at the shoulders, and fell to mid-calf in asymmetrical, paneled hems. A few were trimmed in glinting jet beads; and Posen layered one over a pair of loose-fitting trousers. The most unexpected part of the show were the Liberty-print cotton frocks. In the past, informal clothes haven’t come naturally to Posen, who has always had a flair for the dramatic. But he did his darndest here to inject these dresses with a summery breeziness.