Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show NYC Womenswear FW2017

February 12, 2017 by  
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Alexander Wang presented an all black, punk-inspired collection with hints of nineties doomy underground Berlin.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2017

September 12, 2016 by  
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The spring 2017 collection of Alexander Wang was delightful and young and was lightly inspired by the surfculture. Youth culture and irreverence are key tenets of his brand and this time he choose fresh material and handled it with the balance of irony, relevance and good design. t Rash guards were interpreted into slinky dresses with neon seams. A black bikini top laced around the torso was worn over a sequin skirt that wrapped like a beach towel. A cropped fluorescent-pink sweatshirt with a palm tree print bore the phrase “mind detergent.” Wang also used a cliché Eighties-Nineties thorny tattoo into a print, and gave the ultimate symbol of slacker culture — the bathrobe — a witty upscale treatment in shaved mink. Flat sandals had straps that looked like surfboard ankle leashes and necklaces looked like lifeguard whistles.
Looks like Wang caught the perfect wave this season.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2016

September 14, 2015 by  
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No one gets the cool kid like Alexander Wang does. The focus of the designer, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand on the first day of New York Fashion Week, has always been the cool girl with not only a lot of style but street cred too. And leave it up to Wang to create her ultimate modern SS2016 wardrobe. He has been covering her looks successfully for the past decade after all.
No arty inspiration needed here as Wang stated his summer looks simply had ‘no concept’. They were just cool, young, urban, ready to wear pieces. Like deconstructed denim, overalls, wide striped pants, heavy leather, lace up details, mesh tops, pajama silks, slip dresses, chain detailing and matching menswear looks.
Proof of Wang’s cool factor and success is in everything. Not only do his clothes sell so well, but the most happening models and music artist simply adore him. Just ask party guests Kanye, Gaga, Miguel and Nicki or performers Tinashe, Lil Wayne and Ludacris. With his work for Balenciaga coming to an end Wang will focus on his own label for the next few years. A smart move. Alexander Wang has more than enough potential and there are far too many cool kids depending on him.


Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2015

March 7, 2015 by  
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With his fall Balenciaga collection, Alexander Wang made a bold, engaging move — or started to. “I want to approach design [with] something much more subversive and irreverent [in] looking at these classical notions,” he said during a preview to WWD. “I try to respect the heritage and the history, but also add a twist.”
And he did indeed. Out of the gate, mixing meaty fabrics — tweeds, windowpanes, bouclés — in looks grounded in the architectural curvature of the house founder, sometimes with heightened severity. And he piled on glamour jewelry derived from (without copying) the in-house heirloom loot, fastening a sexy wrap skirt with a flower brooch; closing a coat with a dramatic diamanté dagger. Between silhouette and sparkle, there was a lot of lady going on.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2015

February 15, 2015 by  
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Alexandser Wang presented a totally black collection, well almost.  Technically the lineup was not totally black — there were two ivory fisherman sweaters worn with stonewashed jeans, two red plaids and a few metallic mesh getups. The rest was pitch black and hardcore, framed within the street section of heavy metal.
It was a brave collection. References to metal abounded in the very sophisticated construction of the clothes. Severe, mannish tailoring of cropped pants and harsh jackets had pocket chains made of little silver balls that also trimmed coat collars and dresses with panels. The same pattern recurred on handbags. Quilted pieces looked made from luxe packing blankets  while silk pajamas and bathrobes reflected the lush side of Goth.

All of the details, the design equivalent of puns, were part of Wang’s playful spirit, yet the attitude of the show was seriously aggressive. The models stomped out in extreme platform lug-sole combat boots with wet stringy hair covering their zombie faces. Two fitted velvet crop tops, worn with skirts that swished with silver fringe, were womanly in a witchy way, but there was not a soft side to this collection. Wang was unflinching in his point of view and there’s a lot to be said for such conviction.

Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2014

February 28, 2014 by  
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The overall look and silhouette of the Balenciaga-collection was determined by a strong, rounded shoulder; architectural arcs and folds; slim pants, all with a vaguely futuristic feeling heightened by details such as zippers.

Alexander Wang worked his knitwear premise creatively, delivering it with casual panache and a touch of tough.

He opened with impressive wool coats and jackets, big, horizontal scuba-inspired zippers making for aggressive decoration on their backs. Over each of these he put a beaver “apron scarf” with an attached kangaroo pocket knitted from shoe-laces and rubber cording. Some coats came in a polyester jersey that aped cabled textures; others were knitted and fused to outer shells of latex or leather. Dresses were structured shifts, their graphic quotient intensified with bold zippered strips, a detail used on pants as well.

For evening he tweaked the sweater motif, bejeweling the arc with lavish encrustations of pearls. He paired it with pants and a satin knot-front bodice.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear FW2014

February 10, 2014 by  
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Alezander Wang presented an impressive collection, which started with the idea of extreme conditions and survival. To editors the designer mentioned National Geographic, the great outdoors, competitive sports and the urban landscape. He translated that into sporty silhouettes lavished with detail. Spare, seriously tailored tunics layered with sharp shirts provided a baseline look that Wang built out through the show. He added puffy utility pockets and then moved into a colorful, paisley foulard moment, before escalating the fabric development into knotted leather-and-tulle sweaters and fluorescent jerseys made of woven shoe-laces. The leather-work continued in interesting coats and tunics with raw-cut hems.
Accessories were designed like thematic toys: utility handbags with detachable compartments molded into shapes for a lighter, an iPhone, a Moleskine notebook and a flask. Two boot styles — one like a shin guard, one over-the-knee — were likened to shields. And the ultimate special effect: the finale of all-black outfits that turned colors — purple, green and blue — thanks to heat-sensitive fabric.

Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014

September 26, 2013 by  
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It was Alexander Wangs second collection for Balenciaga. This time he showed sculptural suits in woven leather buy cheap cialis twine, one blue, one pink, which circular constructions were a nod to the house founder but their mood, fresh and sporty, referred to Wang. There was mores athletica: running shorts in the same leather, worn matched to either a tank or cropped T-shirt. There were hints of Fifties pool party and Sixties Space Age in shorts sets and veiled mini-dresses. Wang softened the structure a bit in pants and skirts with attached wraparound peplums.

There were intricately wrought fabrics: fishnet bonded onto leather; an abstract floral that was first printed and then painted in rubber; a reproduced old ivy print that was crushed and cut out. These were up there with the best highly developed fabrics and showed the the fruits of fusion between an inventive designer and a house with major resources.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2014

September 8, 2013 by  
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Minimalism. Street attitude. Nineties. Logomania. These ingredients were all part of Alexander Wangs ss14 collection. He worked the logo into laser-cut leather jumpers and slipdresses cut out of skinny leather strips sewn together vertically. It blared from the thick elastic waistbands of cutout real viagra pharmacy prescription dresses, and blended subtly into tonal houndstooth-inspired patterns on crisp shirts. It was handled with equal parts irony and sophistication. Adding pink to his typically stark palette was a great way of injecting his lineup with a playful touch. There was also a big homage to Nineties hip-hop style in the denim-inspired jackets and pants.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear New York FW2013

February 10, 2013 by  
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Alexander Wang was looking for something different in his fall 2013 collection. No neoprene, no modern techno-fabrics. Instead he went for the natural, fuzzy and warm: mohair, alpaca, astrakhan and anything that reminded him of hair. The result was an interesting and even edgy collection. Lots of outerwear of course with brushed denim and knit skirts. Romy coats were  shaped by thick folds whether exaggerated lapels or tucks that created a rounded shoulder and tapered sleeve. Many of the coats were dark and sometimes even aggressive, but beautiful too. Wang handled the volume and fabric density with elegance. Wang’s other major element was the tuxedo in satin.

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