“It’s very me! It’s dark, it’s gothic, it’s depressing . . .” said Vera Wang, designer famous for her romantic wedding dresses much loved by celebrities. This time she was inspired by grunge, goth style and insects, and even made a sweatshirt with “You Bug Me” words printed on it. The collection is mostly dark, sporty and casual with pieces like plaid coats and dresses, leather skirts and trousers and chunky sweaters, but she also used romantic printed chiffon, cobweb lace and pleated silk tulle for sexy evening dresses.
The whole collection is very youthful but it features some grown-up glamour with details like fur accessories, leather gloves and big insect brooches. “People think of me for romance, but there’s always the old references to what our brand stands for. There’s a tomboy, male energy mixed in with a sensuality”, she said.