Vera Wang abandoned the notion of the white wedding dress long ago. This season, the rebellious designer presented a multi-tonal collection in a palette inspired by Flemish painters and the Ballet Russe. In place of the standard ivory, Wang used a warm beige as her neutral base, complemented with bursts of fiery red, rich plum, saffron yellow, soft lavender, hunter green and the ever-present millennial pink. Voluminous skirts made from of airy tangles of crinkled tulle make up the majority of gowns, off set with structured corset bodices and rippling oversized flowers. Individual shades of tulle are layered and blocked to create organic gradients of colour.
The collection’s few tulle-free looks cut slim silhouettes from nude crepe, and feature armour-like shoulder and sleeve details constructed with exacting precision—a stark contrast to the billowing ballgowns.