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Vera Wang’s collection for Spring 2013 was not her edgiest. It was however, undeniably beautiful. The entrance to the runway at Lincoln Center was set with large screens printed in an emerald green damask pattern that resembled malachite. The music was dreamy, but not unfocused, and really set the tone for the show that was about to take place. The collection started off with a series of all white looks, including an embroidered tunic and shorts worn by Joan Smalls, and some Edwardian-era coats paired with full skirts. The following looks boomed with color including, emerald green, bright fuchsia, electric yellow, and cobalt—the hottest color of Fashion Week thus far! The collection was said to be inspired by India, and the vibrant colors and gold embellishments captured the richness of the country without feeling too costume-y. A tiered green skirt printed in the same damask pattern paired with an all-over gold embroidered tank was a winning look on Ruby Aldridge. Meanwhile, fellow runway beauties Kel Markey, Julia Nobis and Hanne Gaby Odiele, also radiated in the elegant collection, and made this a show to remember.
Even the hairstyles paid tribute to the exotic location and it’s extreme temperatures. Paul Hanlon of Frederic Fekkai created a very dry, fabric-like texture, and wrapped the hair around the head for an up-do similar to a turban. The weathered hair was romantic, and perfectly contrasted the polished pieces in the standout collection.