Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear New York SS2015

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York, womenswear

Alexander Wang translated the big sneaker-trend into clothes. He offered what one wants out of a sneaker: fashion, flashy function and baseline comfort. What would a Stan Smith look like as a dress? Pretty cute, it turns out, in white with a perforated flared skirt and molded, mesh bodice with a lace-up collar and green neckline. The classic Adidas Original tennis shoe was but one — and the most kitschy — of several that Wang played with. He wouldn’t name specific brands and styles, but one could intuit a New Balance moment in the group of subdued grays, such as tight therms and stretch track pants. The overarching theme was sporty — the silhouettes were streamlined, sculpted to the body in athletic curves and treated with all kinds of fun, technical fabrications sprung from the language of sneakers: the barcodes from underneath the tongue decorated tailored black-and-white riffs on tuxedos; a gray shift was embroidered to look like a lug sole. But there was also a sleek romance to the collection. Wang closed the show with a series of bare, molded bodices crafted from colorful plissés and pleats worn with high-waisted black satin pants that buttoned up the sides.