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.
Fall 2013 saw Vera Wang return to one of her most revered skills: dressmaking.