Vera Wang 2008 Spring Collection

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"For Spring inspiration, Vera Wang looked to ancient Rome—an apt metaphor, some might say, for modern-day New York. She's among the most intellectual of American designers, but what got her going was probably less the similarities between the two societies than the fluid ease of the earlier epoch's clothes—not to mention the gilt and bullion. Either way, this finely wrought collection deserves plenty of praise.

Reimagining the toga for today, Wang showed an elegant, asymmetrical navy silk day dress; a limpid jersey tunic worn with soft, washed crepe de chine pants; and graceful cashmere knits with flyaway chiffon panels at the sides or back. The full, shin-length skirts were the only things here that didn't look Roman, or right.

Wang has a vibrant sense of color. Metallic blue brushstrokes vibrated across an olive green duchesse satin wrap coat, and a peplum jacket and asymmetrical skirt in the same fabric were tie-dyed to resemble clouds. Evening looks ranged from a jeweled-bib chiton jersey gown that blousoned at the waist to a deceptively simple coppery column in which the volume and drama were in the back. A languid micro-pleated gown in ivory looked like an ode to fashion's original interpreter of the ancients, Madame Grès.

The theme could've proven costumey—remember last season's babushkas?—but it wasn't. It was Wang at her romantic best.

– Nicole Phelps

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Kohl's in the U.S. is just starting to carry some Vera Wang items. I think it is called Simply Vera.

 
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Some of those are a little potato sack-esque. But other than that, they look nice.
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Vera is steppin' off... what is going on with her? This is not the Ms. Wang I love at all. I guess not every collection of a top designer is at their top form. I'll wait for next Winter '08 Collection.

 
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Her silhouettes are looking a little sloppy...

 
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Most are to over the top for me...but I like the color on the blue dress and necklace

 
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Ewwww.... Some of those models look more like a guy than I really do... lol

 
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Originally Posted by Keely_H /img/forum/go_quote.gif Kohl's in the U.S. is just starting to carry some Vera Wang items. I think it is called Simply Vera. I saw that...I think I like it better than this spring collection
 
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I'll be honest. I thought most of them were ugly and unwearable. And I HATED the shoes her models were wearing. Seriously, they were ugly!

and the ones that were wearable, well they were still potato sackey and too 'is she wearing that to hide her possible pregnancy?' for my taste

 
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Originally Posted by StereoXGirl /img/forum/go_quote.gif Some of those are a little potato sack-esque. But other than that, they look nice.
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I think she should stick with wedding gowns. In my honest opinon all of them were hideous except for the 10th oufit! And I agree the shoes were just.....UGH!!!......sorry not feeling the collection.

 
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Originally Posted by Nox /img/forum/go_quote.gif Vera is steppin' off... what is going on with her? This is not the Ms. Wang I love at all. I guess not every collection of a top designer is at their top form. I'll wait for next Winter '08 Collection. ditto!
 

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