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.