Gilded Glory at Vera Wang
The rich culture of India inspired Wang’s new spring collection.
September 12, 2012
The fabrics we’ve come to expect from Vera Wang—tulle, Chantilly lace, organza, and chiffon—were all represented at the designer’s spring/summer 2013 show. However, that’s not to say there weren’t any surprises: A refreshing union of fluidity and structure made for Wang’s strongest showing yet. Taking into consideration last season’s critique that her clothes, though beautiful, lacked wearability, the India-inspired collection displayed modernity, restraint, and sophistication, with a nod to the inspiring country’s cultural beauty.
The show opened with white cotton canvas embroidered jackets, Bermuda shorts, and tulip skirts, transitioning to more romantic jacquard choli jackets with jeweled epaulettes and lace gowns with gold bullion bodices. A gold embroidered lace sleeveless jacket and white brocade tulip skirt felt both couture and contemporary, while exemplifying the collection’s brilliant mix of texture, print, and proportion.