>> Vera Wang conjured up a romantic story for her Fall 2011 collection, mixing old school references — her inspiration was "English aristocracy of the 1930s" — with modern flair. The streamlined line-up was mainly focused on two main looks: chiffon pleated gowns and parka jackets. While all of the dresses were pleated, Vera showed variety in colors — loden, pewter, wine, ivory, mustard — and silhouettes like adding a racerback detail on one creation and a drop-waist cut on another. However, Sarah Rutson seemed completely enamored with a pair of pants with a half plisse skirt attached.
Smartly so, Wang paired a number of fox fur-lined parka coats with the pleated dresses, emoting a youthful and fresh vibe. Her selection, ranging from leather and techno-mesh creations to oversized hood jackets, are sure to be a hit across the board. Accessories in the way of perfectly scrunched leather gloves and sky-high platform booties tie together Wang’s perfect juxtaposition between femininity and function.