Vera Wang is best known for her exotic bridal silhouettes, this season, she indulged in vibrant colors for her Spring 2019 collection is no different from the previous ones. This collection is the only assurance this bridal season needs, with colorful tulles and finely cut ball dresses, she totally outdid herself. According to the designer she wanted to explore translucency and movement “I wanted to explore translucency and obviously color, but in a new way, in order to ignore certain ‘bridal’ dictums, like white, beading, acres of lace, and traditional ball skirts
Vera Wang Drawe inspiration from the canvases of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, she delivered romanticism with a touch of edge.
With books, songs, and films (Girl With a Pearl Earring, anyone?) devoted to Vermeer’s mystique, it makes sense that Wang would be influenced by his work, too. She honed in on his use of color and light, from a subtle burst of magenta peeking out from beneath a train to neon grosgrain bows and a crimson corseted gown. Hand-painted by Rebecca Moses, the frottage detailing was a time-consuming process but one Wang considered necessary. “That’s the only way to achieve a luminous, painterly effect—imperfect but nuanced.”
Wang broadened her scope with a series of tulle-heavy pieces that nodded to the costumes of the Ballets Russes, and she kept up the momentum by focusing on movement—an idea evident in Inez and Vinoodh’s photographs of the collection. With dance being a key component of most weddings, one has to wonder why more designers don’t consider movement in their designs. By keeping things airy and artsy, Wang was at her best.