Vera Wang Resort 2015
She might be known for artfully crafting tons of lacy white wedding gowns, but Vera Wang proved via her Resort showing that she knows how to create a dark, brooding collection with equal aplomb. It was pretty clear from look one—a tiered tulle dress in a dark floral print, paired with a coordinating floor-length vest and messy bedhead hair to match—that grunge was the feeling of the season. Black loafers reinstated that sentiment. While the meshing of patterns and dark textures weren’t exactly a departure for the designer, it was still a refreshing approach to the season. And there were plenty of different silhouettes to take into consideration as well: tailored short shorts, floor-skimming gowns, babydoll dresses, tuxedo pants, and a singular bandeau top.
For a bit more pizzazz, there were also sequined pieces sprinkled throughout the collection. Embellished with white and gold sparkles and dotted with chic florals, this patchwork-esque print is bound to become an editorial darling. In a nod to her more altar-apropos designs, there were a few eyelet pieces on show, including a delicate white shirtdress. The same pattern also made an appearance, blown up and reinvented on a cropped sweatshirt. Finally, adding a bit of punchy personality to the collection: a camel-colored sweater with the phrase ‘Stop It.’ printed on the back. Quite the mouthy knit!