Black, Witchcraft Take Center Stage at Vera Wang Bridal Show

By Enjoli Francis

Oct 19, 2011 4:16pm

If Vera Wang’s Fall-Winter 2012 collection presented this weekend during New York’s Bridal Fashion Week is any indication, brides will be looking a bit somber, even funereal, as they walk down the aisles next year.

“Vera’s inspiration: Witchcraft! Light, airy, concoctions of froth. … Mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun,” read a Tweet from Wang’s official Twitter account, @VeraWangGang.

The bridal-gown designer to the stars - she created the three gowns worn by Kim Kardashian during her recent nuptials to Kris Humphries – took a different, darker approach to that special day by showing 15 looks Sunday in just two colors: black and nude.

Worn by models donning center-parted hair that looked often dirty, wet and straggly, the gowns – created from deconstructed chiffon, silk, tulle, lace and organza – looked almost gothic at times.

The designer, 62, posted a picture on Twitter of various brightly hued swatches from her studio Saturday evening, hinting to fans that she would be giving them something to talk about for her fall-winter exhibition.

“Late night at the office getting ready for V’s F/W ’12 Bridal show on Sunday. Just wait until you see this collection?” the @VeraWangGang tweet read.

The Daily Mail noted that this was not the first time Wang had strayed from the more traditional color palette; she has shown dresses in grays, mint greens and even black. This year, however, not a single white look was shown.

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