February 13, 2013

Couture-like Elegance In Vera Wang’s Fall/Winter 2013 Show

For her Fall/Winter 2013 collection, Vera Wang turned back in time, to explore old haute couture techniques, silhouettes and fabrics.

While the egg-shaped silhouettes with accentuated volumes and rounded hemlines reminded of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s creations, the origami pleats of peplum tops brought to attention the influence of traditional Japanese techniques of sculpting the silhouette.

Along with experimenting with volumes, romantic drapings and geometric pleats, Wang also played with fabrics, one more precious and more elegant than the other: from metallic-thread brocade to seductive Chantilly lace, and from luscious satin to silk beaded with a cascade of glittering paillettes.

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