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Cacharel Unveils New CEO, in Major Corporate Revamp
November 21st, 2012 @ 00:56 AM
Kane Drops Out of Versus in Major Shake-up
November 20th, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Pucci’s Madison Avenue Store Debuts Massive Expansion
November 16th, 2012 @ 00:35 AM
Ghesquière Departs Balenciaga in Major Surprise
November 05th, 2012 @ 00:43 AM
Sao Paulo Fashion Week: Between Optimism and Fear
November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM
London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule
November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM
Azzaro Releases Castello Branco
October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters
October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director
September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Brazil’s New London Pop-Up
September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
McQueen Men Returning Home to London
September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM
Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil
September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM
Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London
September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM
Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna
September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM
Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York
July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM
Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre
June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection
June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM
Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne
June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope
June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
Vera Wang Resort: Surreal Sophistication
June 17th, 2010 @ 00:15 AM - New York
Even if Resort collections are not necessarily intended to be collections intended for mid-winter romps in the tropics anymore – though, no retailer will stop you if you plan a getaway to Mexico in February and want to buy a whole new wardrobe - most of these mid-season collections designed to keep merchandise fresh between fall and winter takes on a decidedly casual, vacation-ready vibe.
Such was the case at Vera Wang on Wednesday afternoon, June 16, when she presented her Resort 2011 collection of “Fellini-inspired playclothes.” It was insouciant, but undeniably polished in a way you would expect Italians to be even while they’re on vacation.
In Fellini’s world, glamour shows up in the unlikeliest of places – a beach, a fountain, a fashion show consisting of decadently designed Roman Catholic nun’s habits and priest’s robes. It’s sophistication with a surreal bent. Ditto Vera Wang.
Here she gave us silky romper shorts mixed with a heather grey cardigan with asymmetrically placed buttons, as though one were giving a pepper grinder a good twist. There were also slim shifts inspired by ‘60s day dresses, but with uneven hems, dramatic off-centered gathers and cheerful watercolor prints in luscious “Mediterranean garden colors”: lavender, lilac, rose, bougainvillea and grass green. Some were layered under ruched bustiers that seemed ripped off a vintage prom dress.
Texture and sculptural forms played an important role as well, but in a playful manner. Glossy paillettes, like molded sheets of sweet rock candy, were sewn into a vest or used as decorative epaulettes. A sleek black trench coat was transformed with the addition of a nubby bustle. Pockets on a pair of pants were adorned with soft fabric roses.
But some of Wang’s most breathtaking looks were her most simple: a liquid silver silk with a plunging back could not have been more captivating - or so straightforwardly fit the bill as an easy item to pack into a suitcase, for that matter. Resort-bound or not: Rejoice.