New York Fashion Week: Vera Wang - Gallery
The Vera Wang show was, in the words of the designer herself, "A nod to the romantic beauty and sensuality of India, from the simple strictness of jackets, tunics, and sheaths, to an exploration of volumes, both fluid and structured."
An all-white opener of full skirts, cotton jackets and airy, lace trousers made way to jewel-toned dresses in blue, green, purple and gold. Skirts were either full, tiered and midi length, or soft, sheer and slim to just below the knee. The silhouette through the top half was either slim and fitted with a high neck, or wide and off-the-shoulder, in heavy silks with puffy long sleeves.
For a Summer collection, this had quite a dark, rich feel and many of the fabrics - brocades, heavy laces - felt quite Autumnal. By blending sheer with heavy, Wang managed to keep it light for the hot weather.
Our favourite pieces included a green midi dress with bold bronze bodice detailing, a cool pair of white lace trousers with a layered waistcoat with detailed panels, and a high-neck, pencil skirted dress in pale gold brocade with a jewel trim.
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