February 12, 2013 New York
The show got off to a slow start with graphic layers like a black twill sleeveless cocoon coat with plunging armholes worn over a stone gray canvas shift. The canvas bandeaux that she sometimes added on top are a styling idea that won't make it past the runway. But she moved on fairly quickly. Wang can't resist a bit of fur, and her black fox cape, fastened at the neckline with a studded leather strap over a jeweled T-shirt dress, had charm. Another nice outfit for evening: a white fox wrap and leather opera gloves over a black Chantilly tunic and cropped pants in metallic lavender brocade.
Like most 48-look shows, this one could've used some pruning, but things really started looking up when Wang let the light in. Photos don't do justice to the iridescence of a youthful pink sequined and beaded V-neck dress. The tangerine and magenta jacquards of a pleated-neck top and a blossoming tulip skirt were especially lovely. And when those bandeaux reappeared under rose-print chiffon blouses with long trains and matching jacquard pants, they made a whole lot more sense.