India was the destination Vera Wang drew inspiration from for her Spring 2013 debuted at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, but not with the traditional Indian ornate garments.
"The collection is out of India, but India is just the starting point," Wang told The Associated Press. "There is no belly dancing, there are no sarongs, there are no saris. It is about the sort of discipline about Indian men's clothes like Nehru, against the mystery and sensuality of Indian women - but not literally."
Instead, Wang chose traditional facets of the typical Indian wardrobe, like the Nehru collar, gold embroidery and Choli jacket, paired with modern chartreuse brocade and opulent braided lace. The result was a collection with a western feel and hint of Bollywood with jeweled epaulettes in a white, gold, turquoise, vibrant green and royal purple color palette.