Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 Collection

Posted on February 20, 2013

Rachel Zoe Fall 2013 collection inspired by English equestrian and Seventies glamour.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’m fine with most of this. The Camo print Mustt Go Away, however.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Whoever decided that would be “the thing” this season, should die in a fire. I’m from the south and I see too much camo as it is. It needs to leave my safe space. 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          It’s associations with hunting and the military aside, camouflage is one of the single ugliest patterns on earth.

          • Lori

            I’m not sure why some people don’t seem to understand that camo isn’t supposed to be attractive. It’s meant to hide you, specifically from things you want to kill or which want to kill you.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

              I know that for some of the gay men out there, it’s all about Camo having subtexual hyper-masculine meanings. So considerations of relative attractiveness are out the door.

            • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

              It isn’t supposed to be attractive, but in general, fashion is supposed to be attractive. This isn’t avant-garde conceptual clothes that are supposed to “say” something. They’re supposed to be pretty, ATTRACTIVE, garments that people want to buy and wear. 

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

               Fashion has a long history of taking practical elements and making them decorative.

      • EveEve

        I didn’t see cammo so much as bad ’70’s powder room “washable” wallpaper patterns.

        • formerlyAnon


    • j_anson

      Eeeeehhhh. S’fine.

    • MarissaLG

      It’s nice, but it doesn’t look as polished or cohesive as it should. I hate the paisley too. 

    • Kyle Crawford

      second tier mall wear – one with a JCP or Sears as its main anchor. Not bad – just , meh.

      • Kyle Crawford

        on second look, pretty bad – nothing even close to original or for the most part, even interesting…. next

    • anne.landre

      After just viewing Chado Ralph Rucci?  Please. 

    • Aly Light

      Does it bother anyone else that she clearly had the models done up to look like her?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

        we’re used to that! 

      • ankali

        She has always done that! Back in the early ’00s when her stylist star ascended, it seemed like half of young Hollywood was running around looking just like her and each other.

      • IAmJ

         She always does that. It’s good for the ego, y’know.

      • BaddestMotherEver

        I thought the same thing.  It’s part of her six point plan for world domination.  Step Seven is to eat a sammich.

      • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

        She pulled an Anthony Ryan! Or did Anthony Ryan pull a Rachel Zoe…?

    • Beardslee

      Such drab colors.  

      • alinana

        Exactly! Why not a little color??

    • MRC210

      Hate capes so much that I almost didn’t bother to scroll down.  I like the coat (sweater?) on the left of the 5th row, but I’d like it better without the bow.    Would you always wear it open?   I can’t see buttons or buttonholes and I don’t like the idea of buttoning it closed with that bow. 

    • charlotte

      Not my cup of drab. She should have had her adorable baby boy crawl next to the models or something.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BJTY6KY7LOR7MDOD6QCZUC3VVI Donna Tabor

      Meh. Ralph Lauren has done it better, many times. 

    • Stubenville

      The gorilla fur jacket in the bottom row made me laugh out loud. 

    • Stubenville

      The hair is a mess and the hats look like what Uncle Jed wore on The Beverly Hillbillies.  People actually pay her money to select their wardrobe?

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Some of this is OK, but there’s nothing original or extra interesting that she did with any of the pieces. You could get just about this whole collection at the mall, in some form or other.

      I also hate, hate, HATE the floor-length wide-legged pants. HATE.

    • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

      Oy, I really hate some of her fabric selections. The more contemporary grey and black stuff I like. It’s not earth shakingly innovative, but tasteful and wearable. Everything with color or pattern I find pretty hideous.

    • Imasewsure

      I like the few paisley-ish pieces, the white dress, and the black and grey outfits (my color palette of course) but the rest, just ok.

    • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

      I love it – but I feel like I’m looking through a Macy’s catalog.  Not exactly innovative risk taking.  It’s stuff that would work for me in my little life with my ordinary everything.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Second row, pantsuit and vest on the right – gorgeous. True that after viewing Rucci, the colors aren’t as vibrant, but there are so many beautiful wearable pieces here. Love it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros


    • ankali

      I love the suit in the 1st row (3rd look), but I can take or leave the rest of the collection.

      • kimmeister

        That was the one look that stood out to me too.  Her previous collections were a little more interesting.

    • Rand Ortega

      After Chado Ralph Rucci, these are just mall wear. I love the Zoe, but looking at her line now is like being subjected to the comic styling of Carrot Top after being treated to a set from Richard Pryor.

      • MilaXX

         I liked her last collection, but this was really does look kmart/kohl level and especially after looking at Chado Ralph Rucci.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Rachel Zoe is the Rachel Zoe woman, isn’t she? I suppose designing for yourself is a point of view.

      • demidaemon

        Many female designers do follow that mantra, though their point of view is wrapped up in that. Laura Bennett from PR is definitely one who does so. I also think Jillian (from PR S4, can’t remember her last name) followed this idea as well.

    • appliquer

      Blah. Why are designers so in love with black and gray?

    • IAmJ

      Ah yes, the Fuck Color collection.

    • imperfectlaura

      “Inspired by 70s glamour” is kind of implied when the designer is Rachel Zoe, isn’t it? Seems a little redundant.

    • ToniMacAttack

      Is it just me or does her leather look cheap and weird? Is it because it is cheap and weird? Or because it’s fake leather. Looks like the sort of “SO NOT LEATHER” leather trimmings you find on JCP pieces. 

      • MilaXX

         Yes, especially the black. I’m not against faux leather, I just dislike it looking cheap as it does here.

    • lobsterlen

      I am not really seeing “English Equestrian”.

      • formerlyAnon


    • pookiesmom


    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396777506 Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk


    • MilaXX

      Eh, it’s okay. I wish the taupe was either more beige or more chocolate.

    • Carrieanno

      Does she seek out the most emaciated looking models possible?

    • JasmineAM

      Uhh, most of this looks just like the last collection she showed. The suits and tops especially. 

    • libraangel

      Rachel, it-is-time to go back to your job as full-time mom. Oh, and don’t come back

    • formerlyAnon

      If one could combine Diane Von Furstenberg’s abilities with Rachel Zoe’s sensibilities, I think we’d have a ’70s-inspired line to suit me.

    • lrhg

      Hmm, it’s cute. Some very wearable pieces. But after seeing all the amazing colors this week it feels a bit dour. Doesn’t have the glamour or the OOMPH of some of the other collections. 

    • Zippypie

      Fairly dull.  I like the white pants suit in row 2.  The Cousin It fur jackets are so overdone.  You need to retire those, Rachel. Haven’t they been in every one of your collections now?

    • Puckndc

      Claud Montana knock offs..

      • tinyredlocks

        Claude Montana reference! You win :-)

    • SugarSnap108

      There are a few cute looks, but pretty bleh overall.  And am I really seeing pleated, cuffed leather pants?  Why?

    • spooki C

      Meh. She’s really not much of a designer. Her collections are either rip-offs, derivative of other designers or unimaginative trend pieces. 

    • Louise Bryan

      Love that funky chic, white girl…

    • mom2ab

      Ehh its clothes.

    • Jackie4g

      Do we need this collection? It’s just fine, but nothing seems too distinguished – or exciting.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        My thoughts exactly.  It’s just dull.

    • quiltrx

      I generally don’t care for her stuff, but this is fine.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t really see the glamour part. This is all fine RTW, though. The camo handkerchief miniskirt is all kinds of wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/TrixieConQueso TrixieConQueso

      No color whatsoever. #Barf 

    • Qitkat

      You know, if you’re not wearing your glasses, the title reads *Rachel Zoe Fail 2013 Collection*.

    • d4divine

      She should just stop.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I usually hate Rachel Zoe on principle.  Because she is personally odious.  But most of these are darling. Except Camo, for all of the reasons others have said.  And that piece with the brown duct tape going down the center top. That’s like she was channeling Michael Kors.  And his stuff just sucks.

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      What Rachel Zoe collection isn’t “inspired” by soi-disant “seventies glamour”? It’s all so very boring and repetitive. She needs to stop already, or at the very least the world needs to stop encouraging her.

    • libraangel

      Rachel: go home to your baby and leave the styling/designing  to people who can do it much better

    • lilazander

      As much as I like Victoria B.’s collections being derivative of her style, I cannot stand the fact that R.Z. never steps out of her comfort zone (unlike VB’s style, Rz’s doesn’t change much at all; yawn it is), after all she is a stylist, no?

    • ccm800