After last season's abstract exploration in opposites, it's nice to see Vera Wang delve into something softer for Spring 2013. The designer looked to the "romantic beauty and sensuality of India," and thus the pieces on offer here were tinged with a far-flung sense of Eastern exoticism. But don't go thinking that means saris and sarongs. Nope, that's far too literal an interpretation for a designer as elegant as Wang. Instead, these were clothes that, with their feminine plays on proportions, rich jewel tones, and dazzling textural embellishment, were steeped in modern wearability. And they were all the more captivating for it.