Alexander Wang chose Wall Street as the starting point for autumn, superficially taking the traditional banker's suit and deconstructing its classic menswear components to re-configure in torso exposing crops which fed into a 90’s referenced collection. A successful progression for a designer more widely recognized for his skills in easy jersey layering, though a silhouette that would be a challenge for any other than the most midriff-confident to carry off. Tailoring segued into elegant eveningwear which flagged lace and velvet as key autumn fabrics which echoed Lanvin in its elegant drapery and a more mature cocktail luxe f
or the older Wang customer.
Accessories are already 30% of Wang's turnover and the boxy calfskin bags, metal-detailed clutches and oversized ankle boots on show look set to keep sales on the increase.