(Images from http://www.vogue.it)
A beautifully crafted collection for Uma Wang’s first Paris showing. A distantly feminine array of androgyny, which once again as mentioned many times in my reviews of various fashion shows, is exclusively held by the fluidity of the female form. Of course thankfully the designer, for this collection, has refrained from using certain, although not prolific, catchphrases in fashion such as unisex and genderless, which usually accounts to the more inexperienced designers. Yet, despite Wang’s Fall/Winter collection holding that definite feminine appeal, it does borrow, very lightly, the masculine aspect of romantic styles, as she cleverly melds the ambiguity within it’s development that is the duality of the female forme.
Heavy cottons, linen, wool and velvets. A draped, stylized affair, utilizing the predominance of the yellow spectrum with Wang’s use of golden yellows fused skillfully with blues, light browns and grays all complied in a textured layering balanced by the use of black. There is Wang’s timeless use of lace, as seen with this Fall 2017 collection displayed on scarfs and collars, noted also with dress overlays, styled as a haute gothic fixture. One should also note the ornamented embroidery which completes the romanticism.
Uma Wang’s Fall 2017 collection with it’s contemporary take on Regency and Victorian style fashions of yesteryear, also projects a radiant sex appeal. The layered and effortless styles, the cocooned warmth and the feeling of being securely enveloped into sheath like silhouettes – ensures a sexual mystique.