I have always had a soft spot for Vera Wang. She is one of those rare designers that knows what looks good on a woman and delivers on it every time. Her feminine yet edgy approach to her collections season after season has kept me many others waiting for more.
Once again Vera Wang has gone the minimalistic route. Gone were the strands of pearls cluttering up the model’s hands. Gone were the crystals, gems and superfluous details. Gone was the color of the previous season. All that remained were clean silhouettes, impeccable tailoring and just a hint of understated glamour. Vera Wang sited American woman of the 1930’s like Viscountess Thelma Furness, Lady Emerald Cunard, and Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson as her inspiration for this season. You can easily see these women come through in the delicately pleated chiffon gowns and the luxurious feel of the entire collection.
Like many designers this season, Vera used parkas and pleats as the main motifs for F/W 2011. She paired her parkas with delicate chiffon dresses and lined them with luxe fox fur. Her take on the parka was a welcome relief from the hoards of military green that has clogged up my vision the last few seasons. Another welcome site were the ground grazing pleated chiffon gowns that somehow felt extremely wearable yet unattainable in all of their sheer glory. This collection satisfied my earning for a return to the classics. I could see myself wearing these pieces forever and that’s always a good thing.
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