Vera Wang RTW Fall 2020
Vera Wang, who is known for her bridal gowns and red carpet designs, deconstructed traditional clothing and presented something completely different this Fall. For New York Fashion Week, her RTW collection was aimed at redefining what “evening could be.''
The show was set at the grand James B. Duke House on Fifth Avenue, one of the great extant mansions from the so-called "Millionaire's Row". The chartreuse carpet lining the foyer as well as the mirrors all around the venue provided the perfect backdrop for the designer’s youthful and whimsical ensembles. A black silk chiffon camisole with an asymmetrical hem started the show. This same piece later came in bright red and neon yellow, colors rarely seen from Wang. The collection also included tulle dresses and ruched tops with trains in colors like lavender, seafoam, gray, and a few floral numbers.
But it was not all sweet and flowy on the runway, as these pieces were paired with black boy shorts or trousers and chunky high heels. The studded leather harnesses used to accessorize some of the looks further provided a fabulous juxtaposition to the softness of this collection.
Ending the show were pieces that were more reminiscent of the bridal wear Wang is famous for, contrasted, of course, by the imposing leather detailing that was seen throughout this runway.