Vacca Fall 2011: Neat Tailoring and Twisted Paisley

Walking into Julie Vacca's fall presentation this morning, we admittedly didn't know all that much about the label besides its loyal handful of fans at Vogue (and true to form, Virginia Smith and several of the mag's market assistants was in attendance). Happily, the clothes on display hit the perfect balance of wearability and creativity. Vacca's hailed for their menswear silhouettes and fine tailoring, and both took center stage in this collection. In terms of evening numbers, there were paisley-print dresses that had been carefully ruched, smocked, and accented with thin strips of elastic to highlight and hug the wearer's curves. It was a refreshing change from typical body-con frocks, flattering and form-fitting yet miles away from your everyday bandage dress.
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Walking into Julie Vacca's fall presentation this morning, we admittedly didn't know all that much about the label besides its loyal handful of fans at Vogue (and true to form, Virginia Smith and several of the mag's market assistants was in attendance). Happily, the clothes on display hit the perfect balance of wearability and creativity. Vacca's hailed for their menswear silhouettes and fine tailoring, and both took center stage in this collection. In terms of evening numbers, there were paisley-print dresses that had been carefully ruched, smocked, and accented with thin strips of elastic to highlight and hug the wearer's curves. It was a refreshing change from typical body-con frocks, flattering and form-fitting yet miles away from your everyday bandage dress.
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Walking into Julie Vacca's fall presentation this morning, we admittedly didn't know all that much about the label besides its loyal handful of fans at Vogue (and true to form, Virginia Smith and several of the mag's market assistants was in attendance). Happily, the clothes on display hit the perfect balance of wearability and creativity. Vacca's hailed for their menswear silhouettes and fine tailoring, and both took center stage in this collection.

In terms of evening numbers, there were paisley-print dresses that had been carefully ruched, smocked, and accented with thin strips of elastic to highlight and hug the wearer's curves. It was a refreshing change from typical body-con frocks, flattering and form-fitting yet miles away from your everyday bandage dress.

There were some fine outerwear options, too, especially a navy wool jacket with contrasting sleeves in a faded, blurry gray plaid. A pair of cropped, perfectly-fitted jodhpur-style pants in a charcoal checked print caught our eye, too.

As for our personal favorite look from the lineup, however, it had to be the navy paisley button-up paired with midnight-blue velvet trousers and a boiled-wool cape--ideal for an autumn brunch alfresco!