There was a lot of news on the Wang runway. He launched shoes — edgy thong-platform hybrids — and hired a new stylist, Alastair McKimm. “I wanted to show that the brand can evolve and it’s not just one note,” Wang said pre-show. He ventured into swimwear — and a more colorful palette of teals, lilacs and hot pinks — given his Miami inspiration. But he hasn’t pulled a complete 180. He’s still as well-versed in grungy, street vernacular as ever, just skewing more sporty. There were perforated leather dresses, pants, even basketball shorts, and Wang’s replaced his signature denim cut-offs with chic sweat shorts. Even all those drapey thigh-skimming goddess gowns have their roots in something utterly casual: T-shirts and the way they drape when wet. Sexy? You bet. The whole lineup was, from the lace bodysuits to skin-baring cut-outs on blazers, dresses and knits. Said Wang: “I love testing myself on what’s tacky and what’s tasteful.”

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