Vera Wang: Ready-to-wear AW16
“Mad for Modigliani” said Vera Wang – via her autumn/winter 2016 show notes, not in person. “Glorious Giacometti. Long. Lean. Lithe.” Those were all words that sprang to mind when watching her show. Well, not Modigliani or Giacometti, to be honest, although we can see a hint of the latter in Wang’s burnished hues and odd, abstract textures, like the panels of sequins delineating her finale gowns, or the hiked-up platforms elongating her models’ legs. That’s where the long came from, alongside ground-sweeping pleated kilts and elegant long slit skirts and dresses, wrapped and strapped with bibs and tops and generally made visually fascinating in the process.
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans