Friday, September 07, 2007

New York Fashion Week Runway Report: Vera Wang

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm being too picky with the shows this year. As another collection of shapeless satin and weirdly draped dark colours hits the wires, I'm thinking perhaps I'm missing something? Vera Wang can usually be relied on to show at least a few showstopping evening gowns, but even they were subtle, understated and surprisingly sack-like this season...

Maybe it's the sylph-like models, who do nothing for the belted creations that formed one half of this show. Wang designs for rich women with a classic style and a lot of cash to splash. Perhaps they'll fill out her draped creations a little better. There are some great details; the oversized jewel neck-pieces, the petrol blue drop-waist dress (coming to a Nicole Richie near you soon) and the dramatic gunmetal silver dress with a draped sleeve.

Flashes of bright Yves Klein blue stopped the palette looking too drab, but there was nothing that really wowed me. What about you guys? What do you think of this subtle collection?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. How did you get pass not commenting on the shoes ... they are horrid. Maybe we don't understand the "niche market" being targeted.