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Vera Wang  NY Fashion Week Fall 2004

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The Vera Wang 2004 Fall Collection is about contrasts, particularly the mixture of structured
silhouettes with soft, delicate underpinnings and mixtures of fabrics in different weights, textures
and tonalities. It also represents a certain nonchalance and bohemian sophistication.
Daytime tweeds, wools, and a mink cashmere blend are paired with sheer prints, ombre and
iridescent chiffons, silk tulle and charmeuse.
The "significant" prints of the season consist of a subtle "splatter" pattern, painterly florals, and a
signature "tweed" in stretch georgette and silk twill.
The color palette ranges from blacks and browns to dusty pales, taupe and nude, interspersed
with intense shades of chartreuse, purple and green.
Coats of stiff wools, tweed and "starmist" russian broadtail and swakara provide texture and
volume while silhouettes are distinctly a-shaped or drop-waisted. Tiny boleros, cropped pea
coats, and little clutch jackets are conceived of more as sweaters than outerwear and skirts range
from pencil silhouettes to flirtatious "peasant" flounces or feminine pleated a-lines.
This season elasticized cropped pants and narrow "boy's" trousers are carefully detailed as are
the skirts with subtle pocket details and, narrow waistbands of various contrasting tweeds.
Tiny tanks and funnel tees, as well as blouses with detachable jabots, are used to layer on looks
or create an easy femininity. Like most elements of this collection, the separate pieces move
seamlessly from day to easy evening. Day dresses consist of little loose fitting sheaths with
funnel necks and bias sleeves meant to be worn as sexy little t-shirts.

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Photography by C. Yohance DeLoatch
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