Vera Wang used some of my favorite luxe embroidery designs in the late 1990's and I looked to this collection to show me what the next red carpet knockout was going to be. Unfortunately, I didn't find it. The silhouettes were very simple and leaned mostly towards sportswear. While the embellishments looked good up close, in photos, they read like a Hawaiian lei tacked to a shapeless top. The fabrics are undoubtedly expensive, but they didn't always read that way visually. The clunky shoes didn't help either.
Was this collection supposed to reflect the designer's new zen lifestyle? (Hey, the woman looks damn good for 64). Was this runway for her diffusion lines and not her designer tier label? The photo pit was not informed of the rundown. Don't get me wrong, I would love to lie around the house for days in big flowing silk organza. I just don't have the budget to pay price point to do so.
What do you think of Vera Wang's relaxed collection?
|original photos by David TW Leung|