From The Straits Times    |

Vera Wang created a range of black wedding dresses because the hue is so “sophisticated”.

The bridal gown designer caused widespread opinion when she debuted a range of black dresses in October 2011. The colour isn’t a traditional tone for weddings but Vera hopes that will change as she thinks it’s a chic option.

“We’ve done dresses that are all in pastel like Ladurée pastries and macaroons, a recent collection in red, and a black collection. Black is really a nude; it started because we based the collection on underwear,” she told Vogue Australia. “The fact that black is so sophisticated… it’s a great background for exploring technique, just as nude is. And you can really see technique because both are almost neutral palates – nude and black are sort of a Chanel attitude.”

Vera went on to discuss her inspiration, which comes from many different places. The most stressful thing for the designer is the fear that one day she won’t have any ideas and so won’t be able to create anything new.

“I wish I could say where the next idea comes from, I’m only going to say that I’m relieved when I do get inspiration because I worry that I won’t be able to go to a new place from where I’ve been in the last time – that’s kind of scary. And certainly after 20-odd years, you know that’s a very big pressure,” she said. – COVER MEDIA