Friday, February 7, 2014

• Alexander Wang • A/W 14 •

Alexander Wang is a designer who I've never really shown a great love for. Then came the Balenciaga appointment. I started paying more attention to him. For Fall he was inspired by 'survival' and 'heat charts'. This collection is by far a favourite of mine from him.

I thought of Winona Ryder in the film 'Heathers' when the first few boxy shaped coats came down the runway. The lengths were quite short this season with the hemline brushing the models' upper thigh. Look 3 featured seven different kinds of pockets. It was the Swiss-army knife of coat pockets.

The colours Alex used included maroon, navy, blue, bronze, yellow, purple and grey. 'The Utilitarian' I dubbed it when looks 13 onwards came down the runway at the Duggel Greenhouse in Brooklyn's Navy Yard (the fash-pack had to trek to the outer burrough). There was parkas galore and next seasons must have point toe boots with white heels and a cigarette holders (if thats your fancy). The sweaters were awesome. The embossed, laser cut and print paisley prints were mesmerising and also misleading. Was it laser cut, printed or embossed? Furs, zig zag prints, Prince of Wales checks and criss cross stripes were also on the runway.

I can't decide which look was my favourite but I can assure you I loved them all. I am playing a guessing game with this collection if you'd like to join me. Let me elaborate. I think (insert name here) will wear the collection first.

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