The fashion formula at Alexander Wang has always been to subvert the classic, first knits and, now, sportswear. And put the emphasis on the “sports” — football, to be exact — as Wang tackled that theme enthusiastically, from the runway opener (blinding white lights and marching-band beats) to Varsity jackets and delightful pigskin-shaped clutches. Even the thick stitching and lacing on structured sweatshirts and leather HotPants nodded to the Gridiron game, done old-school style à la ‘Leatherheads.’ But the athleticism didn’t stop there; he also quoted baseball, rugby and fencing uniforms, and included ample references to collegiate prepster. (There was khaki galore, which Wang generously spliced with fleece or leather.)

 

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