Synonymous with bridal dresses and ethereal
wedding gowns, Vera Wang is one who knows how to bring out the feminine allure
of a woman. There’s no surprise there. The Vera Wang ready-to-wear line, on the
other hand, fuses this sensibility with a very dark aesthetic.
It’s a stark transition and a Vera Wang
signature that saw her receive the Womenswear Designer of the Year award in
2005 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and soon after, the
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.
As former senior fashion editor for Vogue
US, you could sense that Wang has seen things, things only a trained eye in the
fashion world can imagine.
A little boyish and a little feminine but
always enigmatic, the Vera Wang woman lives on a day-to-day basis with a subtle
and sophisticated couture-like appeal. The silhouette is always flattering and
she favours fluid movements in variegated textiles, which are underscored by a
fine attention to detail. “It’s reflective of how I live and dress,” she
This season, she flaunts a noirish ideal
–yet again– laden with charming embellishments and neatly draped details. She
toys with this notion in mostly black ensembles –her primary colour of choice–
complete with tousled hair and au naturel make-up. The construction was
exquisite and so were the fabrics. Leather elements and ribbed knit detailing
toughened up the look, juxtaposed with bands of sheer fabric and ladylike
The Vera Wang woman certainly has an edge
–a dark one at that– and she flaunts it day and night.
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