For fall, Uma Wang looked to the great outdoors. Specifically, she found inspiration in the Pampas of South America – an expansive grassland that spreads between Argentina and Uruguay.
This sea of pastures, and the gauchos who once roamed it, channel an earthy sublimity into the very stitches of her collection.
Influenced equally by Jorge Luis Borges, a renowned Argentine author and philosopher, Uma’s designs are pensive and romantic while maintaining the moody depth she is known for.
Uma Wang’s new delivery revels in the textures of this landscape – velvet jacquard vines sprawl across the finish of specialty coats, while tilled rows of delicately knit alpaca yarns run the lengths of sleeveless tunics.
A plush of fluffy eco-wool sprouts from the Kepi vest, a soft textile that mimics the sheep that graze throughout the Pampas.
Through feel and color, this collection invites the nostalgia and freedom of wandering the rolling plains at dusk.
“There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music.”
― Jorge Luis Borges