For her spring 2009 collection, Vera Wang infused subdued and sheer fabrics with simple cuts as a base for what looked like a fabulous ode to an arts and crafts project. Some of the filmy garments stood out simply through the color palette of orange, yellow, and lavender layers artistically draped underneath. However, what really made the collection a stunner were her embellishments, embroidery work, and chunky and colorful accessories – in particular necklaces, bags, and belts. Our favorite look was a neutral tone dress that was given a new life with a metallic mosaic-like embellishment carefully placed across the waist. Wang said her inspiration this season was French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, and through this discovery, we at Fashion Pulse easily pieced together the concept that her meticulous work truly embodies the execution of fashion as art.
September 20, 2008