May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Vera Wang’s F/W 13 collection began with a complete turnaround from her baroque Spring presentation, a clean slate full of curving architectural lines and stark black and white colorblocking. After opening on a stunning group of bell-shaped satin pieces with wide hip pockets and sheer neckline inserts or layered, faux-bandeaus, Wang slowly added tonal texture without breaking the modern message. Rich woven tops came with a glimmer of lurex and subtle sequin embroidery peeked from beneath miniskirts while gorgeously quilted robe coats featured leafy lace inserts. As always, evening looks dominated Wang’s runway, but the designer included a progressive silhouette of skinny jacquard trousers worn under flowing chiffon tail tunics, establishing a directional sense of dressy comfort via low-slung pockets and transparent turtleneck tops.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Triangle / Bell / Rounded / Wide / Flowing / Slim
Color: Black / White / Oyster / Charcoal / Dove grey / Silver / Violet / Lavender / Vibrant tangerine
Key Items: Cape coats / Belled sheath dresses / Paneled pencil skirts / Faux bandeaus / Coatdresses / Wide-sleeved tunics / Robe coats / Boxy short sleeved tops / Skinny trousers / Boxy miniskirts / Evening caplets / Cocktail dresses with pockets / Sheer mock turtlenecks
Materials: Satin / Felted wool / Fur / Macramé / Lace mesh / Lurex tweed / Woven poplin / Sheer chiffon / Embellished silk / Brocade / Quilted satin / Woven fur knits / Jacquard
Print + Pattern: Colorblocking / Lace leaf patterns / Abstract square repeats / Brocade florals / Tapestry motifs / Ovesized blooms
Details + Trim: Hip pockets / Sheer panels / Contrast linings / Bell sleeves / Gathering / Pleating / Crystal embellishments / Wide sleeves / Peplums / Sequin embroidery / Quilting / Mock turtlenecks
Accessories + Footwear: Sued pumps with wide ankle straps / Elegant elongated gloves / Booties with wide ankle straps / Minimal leather belts
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