He’s the master of street cool – and his collection for Spring/Summer 2016 confirms it yet again. WGSN Catwalks Director Lizzy Bowring reports
New York: In an atmosphere that was nothing short of electrifying, Alexander Wang presented his highly anticipated collection of cool and energetic street style. Here was a lineup of separates thoughtfully curated, bearing all the hallmarks of Wang’s clever craftsmanship – from innovative fabrics to colour blocked technical pairings, the presentation was full of everyday pieces alive with a futuristic vibe. The sport element thread through every item exposing Wang’s individualistic streak, beginning with the opening look of a white cropped ribbed tank complete with chain link straps teamed with low slung trousers made of strips of woven fabrics.
Military-inspired jackets fringed with leather details, embodied the tomboy spirit. Yet there was a romantic side to this collection in the juxtaposition of an oversized trench worn over a silk satin slip dress, while grit and sexiness was alive in a black leather bustier or androgynous bomber jackets, all worked in intricate detail. In short? Wang is undoubtedly the master of street cool.
Theme: Effortless and cool street style
Key Items: Chain-strapped bra, low slung pants, boiler suits, bomber jackets, pyjama tops, long denim skirts, open weave mesh tee tops, fringed oversized sweaters, oversized trench coat, cropped pants, mini shorts, fringed utility jacket, satin and lace slip dress
Colour: Black, electric blue, grey, white, khaki, camel, red, pale blue, print and pattern, wide stripes
Trims and Materials: Technical satin, denim, leather, fringing, open knits, shiny leathers
Footwear and Accessories: Chain metal earrings, chain metal pouch bags, wedged high heels, flatforms.
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