Sunday, October 30, 2011
Is Vera Wang Going Goth?
No, I think it's safe to say that Vera isn't going Goth, but her elegant new collection will certainly appeal to brides who are. The Vera Wang 2012 Collection is all chic black and nude wedding dresses. Maybe this is a sneak peak at future bridal trends. Wang is usually several season ahead of the rest of the wedding gown industry (witness her previous collections featuring blush and lavender gowns).
Is Wang betting the farm on these black beauties? No, she'll still make gowns in other colors or whites, but she's giving brides the OPTION to choose the color or lack of color that suits them best. Wang's choice of black for brides isn't that surprising--Wang wears black almost exclusively.
Her 2012 collection is comprised of 16 pieces, with no whites, creams, blush or other colors. I think it's safe to say now that Vera has put her stamp of approval on black for brides other designers and wedding gown manufacturers will follow suit.
Is a black wedding gown for you? I'd love to hear your input. Black, thumbs up? or thumbs down? Would you wear it?