Alexander Wang Spring 2013
The interesting thing about Alexander Wang is that, despite the season, he is a fan of showing some skin. Spring 2012 brought hazy see through fabrics, whilst Fall 2012 brought netting that has proved to be more than sexual. It comes as no surprise, then, that his new collection was fond of long legs and peeking flesh, heightening the sheer ingenuity that this young upstart continues to produce.
Whilst the palette was strictly monochromatic – with a metallic hint here and there – there was something refreshingly ‘new’ about everything. The cutworked fabrics and plastic meshed dresses, shirts, skirts and bermudas gave the illusion of a futuristic composition, thanks to their straight cuts and tribal feel. Almost tattoo-like, the leathers were complimented by the array of Wang-tastic shoes, including a new blocked version of a gladiator, evoking the immense strength that the entire collection seeped from it’s pores.
Another key element to the collection was reworking – ever the forward thinker, Alexander Wang had reworked many old classics – a longer, clean white shirt featuring a zip instead of buttons, clear animal prints as opposed to their gaudier original incarnations, the skin cusping gladiators in their architectural beauty – all of this screamed the young designer’s name to the heavens, alongside his usual features such as the parka, the sexy dress, and the urban accessories.
The concept of futurism is something that Alexander Wang has been focusing on for many seasons now, which is clear (pardon the pun) to be one of his strongest points. Because next season, everyone will want to be a Wang Girl.
Photos via WWD