The game is on at Alexander Wang. Talented American designer Alexander Wang has brought his game on this season, literally, with a collection that was completely inspired by the love of American sports. This time around Wang interjected sportswear with a pleasant dose of coolness in this collection. There were pieces such as a quilted leather baseball shorts, sweater dresses with cut outs, football shoulders on sweatshirt tops and knee socks with soccer shin guards. This new inspiration added a new sporty idea and a fun outlook for the upcoming spring season. Wang is definitely on top of his game this season designer after receiving an award for most emerging designer from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, CFDA. He gave us a fresh idea with this collection giving us much proof that he is talented with his unique and fun trendsetting pieces that will be imitated as soon as the show ended. The Alexander Wang intensity was apparent with the edgy sensation but this time it was a lot softer than last seasons rock and roll impression.
The show was held at a massive show space, Pier 94, located on 12th Avenue overlooking the Hudson River. This show was beyond doubt the most important event of the season with important fashion press from Europe only in town for this show, imperative fashion photographers and the “it” people in fashion. The show started with a drum rolled mixed soundtrack evoking a feeling of sitting in a crowd at a football game. Model Mirte Maas opened the show in a khaki raincoat cape with rugby infused striped silk shorts and knee socks that were paired with cheetah print wedge heels. There was grey sweatshirts with built in corsets, tight black referee dresses with white trim and oversized capes with a bra top underneath that infused a sports sensation with a hint of coolness.
This collection certainly had an investment factor with timeless pieces that could be worn from season to season. He never disappoints giving us must have pieces such as the double layered leather jacket, leather corsets over sweater tops and the tight fitted dresses with cut outs made in sweatshirt fabrics. Each piece had a comfortable, fun and carefree sensation to them and something you might call your favorite.
Alexander Wang has lived up to his reputation as being an emerging artist and is transforming himself into a design mastermind. With this collection he has brought a classic American idea and infused it with his own personal touch of edginess and gave us a collection that is unique and exciting. The Alexander Wang women this next spring season is ready to have fun and enjoy a night out at the games. -Brent Billiman, New York City, USA.
Stan Honda Photo: Model Angela Lindvall for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Natasha Poly for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Frankie Rayder for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Karlie Kloss for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Freja Beha Erichsen for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Isabeli Fontana for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Mirte Maas for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Ana Selezneva for Alexander Wang S/S 10
Stan Honda Photo: Model Kasia Struss for Alexander Wang S/S 10
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