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New York Fashion Week: Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2015

17/12/2017 02:28 GMT

One of the most highly anticipated shows of NYFW, Alexander Wang presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection on the catwalk Saturday evening.

For next season, the king of streetwise sporty-luxe style used the humble trainer (or "sneaker") as inspiration.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: A model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)


"Sneakers for me have always been part of my uniform," Wang told reporters after the show.

"It's something that's iconic in my generation - you know, a cult of sneakers. So I thought, 'Why don't we take the sneaker and apply it to the clothes? Take what's most recognisable - the color waves or the patterning or the way that the sneaker reflects personality, you know, and put it in different gangs of girls."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: A model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)


How that translated into his fashions? Nike Flyknits were transformed into electric-hued body-con dresses, while Adidas' classic white and green Stan Smith sneakers became wearable, sporty and sexy tennis ensembles.

While the collection was predominantly made up of mini-dresses, Wang has a new trouser silhouette for spring in mind as well: It's all about the high-waisted, slim-leg satin style, teamed with cami cropped tops, pleated vests and quilted knit and satin jackets.

Footwear-wise, sneakers didn't actually make an appearance. Wang paired his sporty silhouettes with cut-out wedges and heels.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Rihanna attends the Alexander Wang fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Pier 94 on September 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

The collection showcased the designer's signature techno fabrics, lending a futuristic feel to the clothes, which looked perfectly suited to front-rowers like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj (modelling legend Lauren Hutton also made an appearance).

Can't get enough of Wang? We know the feeling. Don't miss his Balenciaga collection at Paris Fashion Week later this month and click through the slideshow below for highlights from his Spring/Summer 2015 catwalk show.

Watch all the latest from the New York Fashion Week runway scene right here.

FIRST LOOK: Nicholas K - NYFW - Spring/Summer 2015