For Fall 2012, Vera Wang composed her layers of light silk-chiffon dresses, raccoon fur, crystal armor, net lace, biker shorts, and wild peplums like intriguing pieces of architecture. The theme was also imbued through her use of the pattern of arched cathedrals, though so abstract it was hard to recognize right out of the gate.
The shoes: perhaps best of all and utterly architectural themselves. Their solidity brought it all together, countering the elaborateness of the ensembles, make it all seem easier and less complicated.
The solid plumpness of Vera’s wedge heels is irresistible – and the height that comes with them will surely be addictive. A bonus: comfort is ensured thanks to the generous sculpted from platform. Almond toes, split heels, and seamed panels, stitched in such a fashion they resembled graphic flower petals, will make them stand out in the sea of neutral black and camel booties and pumps come fall. And the sheer ribbed ankle-socks, scrunched just so? A charming finishing touch that makes for look I want to snatch right off the runway!