Hello, It's been awhile and I couldn't let NYC Fashion week go
without a post or two. Today Alexander Wang showed his
collection with a strong California vibe.
I like simplicity and this collection reflects basics
with a twist and turn of fabric ties.
Soft fabric and colors still prevail. The sandals are
rich leather that are buckled at the ankle. The small handbags
are very cool accents and a reminder that small is better.
I wish you a wonderful fall and will stay in touch!
Wang was after a similar effect last season, but the way he went about it then was less subtle. It doesn’t get much more clichéd than pole dancer prints. Backstage he called this show, “50 Shades of Grey meets Lords of Dogtown.” Sex is still essential to the message, but he went about delivering it in a way that felt truer to brand Wang, tapping into his California roots. It didn’t all boil down to a bathing suit, but it came close. There were bikini tops made from button-down fabric and silk evening numbers modeled after bikinis. Rash guards morphed into clingy knit dresses and boudoir-ish slips were cut in neon tracksuit material. This wasn’t radical stuff, but it was cool. And it gibes with what a seatmate described as social media’s tendency to turn all of us, but maybe young women most of all, into exhibitionists. Wang has always been in step with the zeitgeist. In fact, it was so cool that anybody over, oh, say, 35 (with the exception, of course, of dear old Madge), might’ve left feeling alienated. For people like us? There’s the Adidas collab.