With her pretty fall collection, Uma Wang confirmed that she’s a talented designer with a clear vision.
She stuck with her aesthetic, simplicity with a poetic touch, here working a nomadic feel that she said recalled the tribes of the Eurasian steppe.
Wang’s ample, asymmetric silhouettes were done in cozy, textured wool fabrics, mostly in striped blanketlike patterns. A red-and-black motif, for instance, was combined with a jacquard on a series of looks including an oversize tunic dress and a maxi coat.
The designer used a magnified version of a classic pinstripe on a draped, short-sleeve dress with raw edges, and transformed a romantic Chinese floral paper into a crispy fabric cut into a number of styles, including an elongated blazer paired with a long, ample skirt.
While her sensibility for volume owes a clear debt to Yohji Yamamoto, Wang managed to offer her own airy and delicate form of femininity.