Movement. It’s what fashion’s all about — change, forwardmotion, quick reaction to stimuli. For Vera Wang, movement is part ofher ethos as a designer. It’s the athlete in her; clothes that don’tmove just don’t work.
Her spring collection was all about clothesthat move, either in concert with the body like a second skin orwafting gracefully around it. “Artsy meets athletic,” she said beforeher show. “I really wanted to see the body in action.”
There wereliteral sports references, such as cropped and full-length baseballjackets. She gave equal attention to the artful side — along with black,her palette featured “Rothko red, Franz Kline blue, Van Gogh goldenyellow” — with dramatic effect.
She opened with a gazar blousonand full skirt, the rounded seams hinting at the major ergonomiccurvature to come. Dresses and separates were crafted from multiplefabrics worked into artful collages — a jersey stretch dress with meshand net insets; a chiffon dress with mesh sleeves. These were sewn with amarrow machine, the kind used for athleticwear. Some looks had racerbacks; others had the work of layered tanks in contrasting textures.
Wangrelaxed her silhouette beautifully for evening, via colorful chiffonsand gauzes that were airy in weight but strong in message: flyaway tankshapes, often worn layered, sometimes over graceful palazzos. Decorationcame in bold brush strokes and demonstrative paillettes. Yet she didn’tstay completely on the loose, closing the show with a pair of stunners,one black, one white, in intricate mélanges of chiffon, techno mesh anda spectacular circular lace.
“We fit these dresses almost like couture,” she said. So how to translate for production? “It’s tough,” Wang replied.
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