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NYFW has come and gone and for most designers, the million-dollar sets and out-of-the-box ideas were met with passing reviews. Vera Wang, however, did not fare so well. Washington Post's fashion critic, Robin Givhan, was not impressed whatsoever by the designer's spring collection:
Vera Wang, who began her design career creating elegant wedding gowns, was inspired for spring by bridal wear, Bohemia and "boyish boudoir." That sounds lovely and spring like. But what came down her runway was black, wool and dour. The models were so pale they looked like they'd just endured a bloodletting. The clothes were heavy and, worse, familiar. The layers of short ruffles with raw edges, the short jackets with pleated peplums and the dark floral dresses shrouded in black netting were all familiar tropes in Wang's brand. But they were not reworked in a surprising new way. They had not evolved. But worst of all, they just looked sad, worn out and old.Don't worry, Vera. There will always be more weddings.
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