Considering last season’s front row boasted big-names like Beyonce, Solange and Kim Kardashian, we were expecting some similarly mega star power at Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 showing. Sadly neither Kim nor Beyonce could make it this season and though Viola Davis, Leighton Meester and Maria Sharapova certainly looked pretty sitting front row, we can’t say we were quite as excited.
But if the audience was a little lackluster, the clothes certainly made up for it. The first five looks set the tone for the pretty and wearable collection with head-to-toe camel, buttery leather jackets lined with shearling, and the whispiest chiffon we’ve seen yet. Next came a quartet of striking orange looks (so, guess that orange trend isn’t going anywhere soon), and then the rest of the show stuck to a moody black and grey palette.
There was a lot of layering of different textures and hemlines, which created a dramatic, high-fashion effect on the runway, but we could also see how each piece, on their own, would be perfectly wearable and even practical, especially when it came to the structured vests and fur-lined outerwear.
Our favorite series had to be the chiffon looks at the end, which were outfitted intricately worked sequin pieces. We hope to see them on the red carpet soon.