Fall 2013 saw Vera Wang return to one of her most revered skills: dressmaking. But don't go thinking that means this was a collection filled with the princess gowns and wedding attire that's made the designer a household name. Nope, this was a collection that showed off Wang's incredible ability to make beautiful, superwearable clothing for day — and she did it all using classic, sculptural techniques. Exaggerated cape and tulip shapes were the main silhouettes here; they came in the form of stiff twill coats with oversize armholes or squared-off sleeves, or in the form of puckered peplums on dresses and tops, or as gently folded origami skirts. And though there were plenty of gorgeous, textural fabrics to behold — heavy satin, metallic brocades, fox fur, and chantilly lace — it was a series of pieces made from iridescent sequins and jumbo rose jacquards in ultraviolet, magenta, and tangerine that really stole the show.
Feb 12 2013 - 11:45am