Alexander Wang

New York:  This season, Alexander Wang took his downtown muse to the race tracks with an unexpectedly dark, sporty-tough collection inspired by NASCAR, BMX and motocross. A grouping of simple zip-up jackets in dark-hued laser-cut mesh opened the show with bright knits layered beneath and bottoms freshened by mesh pocket panels. Next, a washed-out, ombré tropical print followed in a series of nylon cargo jumpsuits and separates featuring ultra-baggy pockets, chunky plastic zippers and elastic drawstrings, which created a “must-have” peplum effect. Cropped motocross jacket were a more literal interpretation of the concept, and gave way to body-con sets in lightweight knit and laser-cut leather minidresses. Standing out in the sea of rough and tough, were an undeniably pretty trio of light-as-air, sheer-paneled sweaters featuring a color-blocked intarsia design based on stadium seating charts. The accessories—oversized leather packs and 90s-style pointy toe heels—were clean and simple, and will surely please the loyal Wang fans.  —Anna Jane Davis

Silhouette: Baggy / Body-con

Color: White / Black / Navy, Sky + Deep Cornflower Blues / Burgundy + Wine Red  / Aqua / Tangerine / Punchy Pink / Lilac

Key Items: Peplum cargo vest / Mesh zip-up jacket / Paneled leggings / Geometric intarsia sweater / Utility mini  / Leather Bermuda shorts / Cropped bomber

Materials:  Nylon / Laser-cut + power mesh / Leather — perforated and plain / Stretch jersey / Ultra-fine yarns / Sheer poly

Print + Pattern: Washed-out, ombré tropical floral / Geometric striping + color-blocking / Graphic inspired by stadium seating charts

Details + Trim: Sheer + leather panelling / Chunky, exposed plastic zippers / Grommets / Contrast piping + banding / Ergonomic seaming / Elastic cord drawstrings with stoppers /  Zip-up pockets / Perforation

Accessories + Footwear: Pointy toe 90s heels / Oversized leather packs / Triangle scarves in mesh and leather

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