Before the small showroom presentation, Alexander Wang described his pre-fall lineup as “coming apart” and “peeling away,” though this collection actually looked more pulled-together than disheveled. Wang combined strong men’s wear with high-tech influences, demonstrated, for example, with a gray coat with diagonal pinstripes over a blue zip-up pullover, accessorized with a cool grocery bag-like backpack with fluorescent pullers for graphic contrast. The look was at once sporty and tailored.

The distressed effects came in the details such as the holes in a boxy white shirt that, as the press notes put it, was engineered to appear “moth eaten.” In Wang’s hands, even that had plenty of commercial edge.

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus