So, anyone with even the tiniest of interest in weddings, or fashion, knows of Vera Wang. Charlotte York wears Vera Wang in her 1st Sex and the City wedding to Trey, in the film Bride Wars, Kate Hudson’s character famously says “you don’t alter Wang to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Wang” or something similar…
She is an institution, dressing everyone from Kim Kardashian to Keira Knightly (2nd Wedding and Oscars red carpet respectively). She also has a pretty recognisable, and incredibly gorgeous signature bridal wear look. Tulle, feminine, big as you can make it, amazing dresses. That is until recently.
I, like most wedding bloggers have been glued to the recent NYC Bridal market catwalk shows and while I expect certain looks from certain designers Vera Wang’s latest bridal wear collection surprised me. There was a distinct lack of the trademark ball gowns, no traditional princess dresses, and some very interesting silhouettes. It had more of the feel and sexiness of a Vera Wang mainline catwalk show. And I absolutely loved it.
While I was surprised at not seeing the old favourites, taking a 2nd look at the last few bridal wear collections this has definitely been an evolution rather than an overnight change. The tulle remains, but much more grown up. The showstopper feel is still there but with a definite sexiness over volume, and most importantly the Wang factor is dialed up in spades. If you wear one of these dresses everyone will know and stand to attention. They are breathtaking.
Not that she needs me to say it but I think this collection proves her talent as a designer and a business woman to influence the trends and move them forward on her own terms.
Here are my favourite from what we have seen so far.