Designer: Alexander Wang
Inspiration: "Underworld" meets deconstructed Wall Street
Top Looks: Black detachable trench coat with mink back and pinstripe suit with bandeau top; Mustard mohair sweater with charcoal gray pinstripe pants with leather trim; red velvet dress with black lace cape attached; ruched black mini-cape dress with asymmetrical chiffon cut out
Accessories: Thigh-high leggings in chenille and knit wool; Wang's own line of sky-high black boots; velvet oversized sunglasses created in conjunction with Linda Farrow; charchoaled 18k gold cuffs and collars by Gaia Repossi; velvet backpacks with streams of tulle attached
Who Was There: Alice Dellal, Zoe Kravitz
What We Thought: With every new season, Alexander Wang makes a determined statement. In September he was sporty with a football-inspired collection, the season before it was all about the nightlife. This time around, while his fellow designers are coming up with menswear-inspired looks for women, he's busy pulling them apart.
Wang's deconstructed pinstripe suit came was tailored to fit his cool girl quotient. There were long-sleeve jackets that were cropped to right beneath the breast, high hemlines for short dresses, cutouts around the hips on pants and skirts, and bandeau tops in lieu of vests. Elsewhere the bottoms of waistcoats and minis partially overlaid long charcoal skirts.
Cheeky dresses also went sailing by in the form of a sleeveless red velvet dress with lace cape, a one-shoulder tarnished gold mini dress, and a nude velvet dress sliced in half with black sheer paneling.
More curious was Wang's use of the grandmotherly fabric chenille which was omnipresent throughout the collection in bellbottomed thigh-highs, crop tops, and flared pants.
But, as is so often the case, when you're a hot young designer like Wang, if you build it they will come. He's still too hot to get cold.
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