Vera Wang is the designer for many brides. Her name immediately evokes images of white ball gowns, flower bouquets and well-dressed groomsmen, and her latest collection for Fall 2015 is another dream come true. Designed for the cooler seasons, her brides are dressed in lace, embroidery, crystals, pearls and metallic appliqués. Echoing some of the more relaxed looks from her Spring 15 line, Wang reimagines them with dramatic winter fabrics—drapes of organza, Chantilly lace and silk crepe are prevalent in the collection.
The collection plays on the idea of sensuality, shown though glimmers of skin, open fronts, bare arms and legs, and sheer lace. It’s youthful and arguably hip, as most traditional brides won’t gravitate towards Look 4, a mini dress with sheer buildup neckline, or Look 9, a spaghetti strap, baby doll gown that seems best suited for a ‘90s throwback prom. It’s fun, beautiful and undeniably modern. Sheer overlays are a mainstay in the collection and give each dress an ethereal presence.
Detailing is found throughout the line both in bold accents or subtle elements. Lace features floral appliqués, scattered crystals, gathered organza flowers and tulle bows. While most pieces have billowing skirts, others have dramatic architectural silhouettes with angular draping, or crisp bodices that blur the lines between edgy and romantic. The beaded gowns are a personal favorite, and shine with metallic flowers, tonal skirts, and crystal, pearl and bead embroidery—a look that might be “the one” for a future winter bride.