May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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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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