Vera Wang celebrated her 60th bridal collection. Spring 2020 bridal collection was one of her most intricate and challenging yet, consisting of gowns that required much handwork and detailing. She started with the idea of wanting the dresses to look completely different from every angle, whereas many designers only think about two vantage points: front and back.
with such 360-degree approach she made gown purposefully asymmetrical. Many of them came with giant handmade roses pinned to one side while others had a big swath of tulle bunched at the hip, like a mini petticoat.
She joked that color pallete of collection looked a lot like a case of Ladurée macarons. “What’s funny is that I do a lot of color for bridal, but never for ready-to-wear.” There’s nothing cloying about her pastels, though. Mixed in with the framboise and pistache hues were moodier hits of gray, sage, and deep burgundy; Wang called them “strange.” That wouldn’t be perceived as a good thing in any other bridal house, but for the fashion-forward bride who wants to look truly relaxed, a bit of strangeness would feel just right—maybe even a bit liberating.