There was a new, tougher Vera Wang presented in New York this week for autumn winter 2012. The collection that walked the runway had a harder edge to it and felt as if it was heading in the direction of Rick Owens or Helmut Lang. However, Wang herself has been embracing this sort of style for years in her own personal wardrobe so why shouldn't we see it move on to the catwalk? We saw less "ladylike" and more "new world" with a wonderful variety of pieces that will work well for layering later this year when the weather turns nasty again. And can I just say....totally swooning over the massive fur collar!!