Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Vera Wang

September 9th, 2007

Vera Wang Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca for Mercedez Benz


Key Takeaways:
  Inspired by ancient Rome, Vera Wang’s Spring 2008 collection was as notable for its draping and loose silhouette as it was for not neatly fitting into Spring 2008’s bucket of trends.  Key points from Vera’s collection included draping, pleating, a dropped waistline, and artfully controlled volume.

Color Palette:  Felt more like Fall than Spring, with blacks, browns, and olives accented by royal blue, dusky pink, and bronze.

Silhouettes:  Silhouettes were cut loose, though the volume was often anchored at one point on the dress–be it the waistline or the shoulder.  Draping and pleating, along with the dropped waistline, befit the ancient Roman theme of the collection.  Classifications included tunics, bubble hemmed tops, column dresses, and drapey togas.

Accessories Report:
  Ornate, blocky tiled necklaces adorned the models’ necks.

What’s Wearable:  The best pieces in the collection were, as expected, Vera’s eveningwear.  Of note was a beautifully draped chiffon floor-length gown, black in front, and a yellow-olive in back.

What’s Not Wearable:  Be careful with all-over metallics and satins–as they’re unforgiving on the figure.

Previous Vera Wang Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Vera Wang
Fall 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Vera Wang
Spring 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Vera Wang

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 9th, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Not a big fan of the bubble hems– I think I’d feel like a grape with legs. But that chiffon evening gown must be gorgeous. I agree with you on the colors– I had to double-check it was Spring and not Fall.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 9th, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    While a slight bubble hem can work (one of my fave dresses is a pinstriped strapless dress from Club Monaco with an ever-so-slight bubble hem), the exaggerated shape of these hems makes them unwearable off the runway. Grape with legs–you’re spot on, Mimi!

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