Vera Wang

New York: Vera Wang has slowly evolved over the years into an increasingly street-savvy designer, leaving her more feminine instincts behind for touches of edgy, casual dishevelment. Pre-Fall was a perfect example of this evolution, focusing on a mixture of dresses and structured outerwear accessorized with slouchy knit thigh highs and long gloves. Layering was key to achieving a thrown-together mood, a technique which worked well for the more fitted black and white ensembles, but fell flat with boxy overcoats paired with floor-length dresses. In general, the cleaner the lines, the better; bubble skirts and shrunken knit tops bested kimono wrap cardigans with bike shorts while a simple orange column dress outshone more elaborately draped satin evening gowns.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Draped / Column / Bubble / Fitted

Color: Black / White / Grey / Tangerine / Mint / Royal purple / Camel / Mustard / Navy

Key Items: Sleeveless coats / Silk shift dresses / Cropped knits / Vests / Bike shorts / Miniskirts / Car coats

Materials: Wool / Silk / Leather / Chiffon

Print + Pattern: Abstract swirls / Stripes

Details + Trim: Zippers / Gathering / Drawstring / Cowl necks / Asymmetric hems

Accessories + Footwear: Long leather gloves / Knit thigh highs / High heeled platform loafers / Knit snoods

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