Tuesday, February 16, 2010
One of my favorites this season, was Alexander Wang’s collection. It was a truly brilliant twist on the menswear vs. womenswear look. Using pinstripes and tailoring details, the runway showed look after look of re-proportioned pieces that were sexy and new. Velvets and leathers added richness and an urban edge. I witnessed first hand on my visits to the loft, how hard the Wang team works (late, late nights and weekends)
The bags had the same inspiration. An oversized backpack got extended long satin tails, boxy leather briefcases were reinterpreted into smaller clutches. A classic attache or file case was also reinvented to be smaller in waxed leather.
Spotted in the front row: Agyness Deyn, Nina Garcia, Zoe Kravitz