Vera Wang apparently loves the magic she can create with the timeless black color. After shocking the crowd with her out-of-this-world black wedding dresses and two successive seasons painted in this gloomy shade, the designer still can’t envision any other hues for her designs and makes black the protagonist of the Vera Wang pre-fall 2015 collection as well. And if you still don’t know how to wear black from head to toe and look great, just trust Wang, as she shows all the style rules you need to stick to in order to create mesmerizing looks with this timeless shade and to never look monotonous. Picking a powerful, statement piece is the primary step to black perfection, and the focus should be placed on creating texture and layering, which is exactly what Wang has done in her new collection.
For the 2015 transitional season, the Vera Wang girl is elegant, but extremely relaxed and carefree, wearing perfectly tailored pieces, which are at times oversized, at times embellished with shaggy goat sleeves, and sometimes looking highly festive in sparkly sequins. Her makeup is barely there in all the looks, and her hair is left natural with a ratty beachy texture. On any occasion and in every single look she manages to show lots of attitude and charisma, proving black is a cakewalk for her.
One cannot stop falling in love with the luxury and versatility of the black color, and if you have been always shying away from it considering it too blue and boring, you probably have missed the Vera Wang pre-fall 2015 collection. The line opens with a chic black outerwear jacket, where statement-making goat sleeves make the model resemble a dark raven ready to fly to feel the freedom. The outerwear is mainly oversized, slightly shaggy, yet undeniably chic and beautiful. There is a subtle Goth touch in the majority of the designs, and it may be because of the all-black mood, yet it’s pretty pleasant to the eye.
The play with texture is present in the collection not only through the use of fur, but also sequins, sensual lace, tulle and delicate chiffon, which look simply breathtaking in combination with much rougher outerwear and occasional shoes. There are some to-die-for lace dresses and tops matched with knee-length tailored shorts, below-the-knee strappy leather dresses, a combination one with a pleated leather skirt and a myriad of other designs cut at different lengths, featuring various fabrics and perfect for different occasions. Also think fur vests, fluid wide-leg tailored pants, short shorts, lovely tops and sequined separates and you’ll understand all the charm of this Vera Wang dark drama.
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