Monday, 15 February 2010

New York Fashion Week: Wang cuts and sews

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 for 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.
photos:Marco Madeira/

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