House of Z is a globally recognized luxury apparel company that designs, markets, licenses, and distributes women’s ready-to-wear, bridal and accessories under the Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, and Truly Zac Posen labels. The Zac Posen collections are currently sold in 22 countries worldwide.
Zac Posen launched his eponymous collection in 2001, with a vision for modern American glamour that married couture technique with striking innovation. Raised in New York, Zac began his design training early. At 16, he attended Parson’s School of Design followed by London’s Central Saint Martins University.
Two years following his first collection, he was awarded one of fashion’s most prestigious honors, Swarovski’s The Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear by the CFDA.Today, Zac is known globally for his technique in artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction and textile manipulation. His daywear, suiting and red carpet eveningwear are infused with his bold sophistication, sexy femininity and distinctive glamour.
Worn by leading women, including Uma Thurman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts, he has become a staple on the red carpet. His collections have grown to include Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, Z Spoke Zac Posen, and Truly Zac Posen with offerings in handbags, accessories, hosiery, eyewear, fur, and fine jewelry.
Zac Posen serves as a judge with Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia on Lifetime’s mainstay Project Runway, now approaching its fourteenth season.
Most recently, Zac Posen was appointed as Creative Director for the Brooks Brothers signature women’s collection and accessories. The first collection will debut in Spring 2016 and will be available worldwide.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Zac Posen launched his namesake label at the age of 21. In February 2002, he debuted his ready-to-wear collection in New York City. The presentation captured the attention of key fashion editors and retailers, signaling the presence of a new force within international fashion. Following the success of this presentation, Posen quickly established his design studio in Tribeca. Since this date, Zac Posen has remained committed to his vision of artfully crafted, innovative ready-to-wear for women worldwide. His strong, feminine aesthetic has become a favorite of style leaders.
Over the past 13 years, Zac Posen’s atelier has grown from a single-room studio into a bustling coterie of a global luxury brand. In 2010, the company invested in experienced management with the addition of Susan Davidson as CEO and Jillian Sinel as President of Zac Posen.
The brand’s iconic aesthetic has established a leadership position in glamorous daywear and evening dressing and it is available in the finest luxury department and high-end specialty stores worldwide.