Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang Cruise/Resort 2012
New York: Alexander Wang’s label is in high gear this year; the designer just won a CFDA award for his accessories, is opening new store in Beijing and debuted his swim collection along with the current Resort looks. The swimwear was styled under active-inspired looks that took fall’s sporty concept to the next level. Pieced windbreakers, track shorts and scuba-ready one-piece swimsuits were literal interpretations of activewear, while pants with ergonomic silk panels and elasticized cuffs and color blocked skirts adapted the look in a more wearable way. Angular silhouettes and slick surfaces captured the edge that Wang’s followers expect. The streetwise collection was a confident statement, and that confidence is certainly justified; with the CFDA award and the new store, it seems right now that Alexander Wang is on top of the world. –Joanna Manganaro

Color: Black / Optic white / Emergency cone orange / Fiery red / Cerulean blue / Brownish grey / Dirty olive / Lemon yellow

Key Items: Track shorts / Windbreakers / Sporty pantsuit / Color blocked miniskirt / Chevron sweater / Knee-length shorts

Materials: Slick nylon / Synthetics / Leather / Jersey / Twill / Fine-gauge yarns

Details + Trim: Color blocking / Piecing / Flap pockets & epaulets / Zippers / Cutouts / Contrast trim / Drawstrings

Accessories + Footwear: Ankle strap high-heeled sandals

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