Well Constructed: Vera Wang Fall 2013

Vera Wang at her Fall 2013 Runway Show

Vera Wang Fall 2013 Runway Show

Ann,

I know the Fall runway shows have jumped the pond to London,  Milan and soon will kick off in Paris, but I’m still stuck in a New York State of Mind, reviewing the Fall 2013 runway photos of all the great designers stateside.  I loved the Marchesa Fall show, too, and could only think, “what great gala can I wear that dress to”?  I was also intrigued by Vera Wang’s Fall ’13 Collection but for an entirely different reason.  Where I could see myself entering a room in a Marchesa or Herrera creation (on loan, of course!), I was more fascinated with the construction of the Wang designs, from an artistic and architectural point of view.  She kicked off her show with her well-known neutral and dark hues in a geometric wonderland with a 1960’s influence — vera-wang-rtw-fw2013-runway-03_150528578855 vera-wang-rtw-fw2013-runway-07_150531872803 vera-wang-rtw-fw2013-runway-21_150541478057

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But then took a turn to a sea of rhinestones skirts, jeweled tops and metallic brocade silks displayed in origami and exaggerated peplum skirts to “go back to showing what we’re capable of, which is real construction,” said Vera Wang backstage after her runway show. She added, “[t]he attitude has to be now.”

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With an Asian-fusion allure, Wangs Fall ’13 designs are certainly both THEN and NOW, highlighting the designer’s impressive capability to construct pieces for the many tomorrows to come.

Ann, the Julia Farr team is off to NY Fall market and will report from there on all the treasures we find.

— Julie

Photos: Fillippo Fior/InDigitalteam/GoRunway.com

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