From darkness comes light. Or in Alexander Wang’s world, from fall’sdark opium dens and Wall Street Goth girls comes a season of optimism.“I wanted to explore a purity and honesty,” said Wang, preshow. “As youcan see, there’s not one hint of black.” And in that manner, he joinsthe myriad of other designers thus far who are working that buoyant andlightened-up mood on the runways. The point of difference here, chezWang, is one that’s uniquely his: an added inspiration in construction.“I’m in a constant state of construction,” he joked. To clarify, thedesigner just added a new floor to his TriBeCa offices, is currentlyrenovating a newly gutted apartment nearby and, of course, has beenworking on his first retail unit on Grand Street, set to open later thisyear.


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