After graduating college, Vera Wang became an editor for Vogue, making her one of the youngest ever in such a position at the publication. Working here for 17 years, Wang later worked at Ralph Lauren, though left after two years to set up her own label. The eponymous brand was launched as a response to Vera’s frustration at not being able to find a suitable, modern bridal gown for her own special day. The designer reflected the more traditional elements of bridal wear and was instead searching for something more contemporary. With this, Vera Wang opened her first bridal boutique in 1990. Collections from Vera Wang pushed the boundaries of bridal wear from the beginning, adding a rebellious and modern edge to classic designs, and integrating black and red tones throughout collections.
Over the years, Vera Wang has expanded to become a full lifestyle brand. Ready-to-wear was introduced in 2000, inspired by Wang’s own personal style, and the label now encompasses everything from eyewear to homeware to jewellery. Simply Vera is a line produced in partnership with Kohl’s department store, which again produces full lifestyle collections of clothing, homeware, cosmetics and more. Vera Wang has designed for some of the biggest celebrities of recent years, including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Victoria Beckham.
Known for her bridal collections, Vera Wang continues to produce contemporary, artful designs with an artisanal appeal. Exaggerated details and dramatic silhouettes meet sleek detailing to create show-stopping wedding gowns. In ready-to-wear, Vera Wang is known for her couture-quality designs, crafted from muted palettes and punctuated with signature layering, exper draping and a meticulous attention to detail. From stationery to bedding, Vera Wang offers unparalleled luxury through all collections.
With stores located across the world, from California to Shanghai to Sydney, Vera Wang collections are also available online through Farfetch.