RUNWAY IMAGES: ALEXANDER WANG, UNDER THE KNIFE
It was textures a go-go at the Alexander Wang show where surgical cut and stenciling was applied across the board. Slices of material were carved, revealing the collarbone, the midriff and long thighs. This was a masterclass in sportswear meets uptown but refracted through Wang’s signature, edgy downtown prism. The Wang woman is cast in black, white and silver next summer but when the lights go down she shines, the material possessing luminous qualities under the kiss of ultra violet lighting.
Wang and his studio team are obsessives for details and any of the pieces observers eyes may have honed in on featured an abundance of splice and stitch motifs that bolstered the bigger message. Always a city girl, some of the leather tunic jackets featured seams that wound around the body like the NYC subway map. The boot-shoe-sandal (shoots?) combos worn by nearly all the models jumped off the classic knee-high boot silhouette but everything was stripped away leaving just straps and buckles below the knee and around calfs. A collection that will rate highly for Wang cliente past, present and in decades to come.
Photography by Ed Kavishe/BFAnyc.com