FLASH FASHION: Alexander Wang Goes Light And Bright
We should preface this write-up by confessing that we have a seriously unhealthy obsession with Alexander Wang. Fashion’s current golden boy could walk a garbage bag down the runway, and we’d immediately add it to our list of seasonal must-haves. Thankfully for us, Wang did not walk garbage bags down the runway on Saturday. Instead, it was a collection of light, white, and confectionary-colored creations that featured his signature deconstructed layers and body-skimming silhouettes.
Wang, whose last collection was an all-black and gothic nod to Wall Street, went with a much more optimistic color scheme this season, though the looks were no less monochromatic for it. White, mustard yellow, mint green, and burnt peach came down the runway in a mix of oversized knits and silks, and paint-splattered prints that reminded us of construction workers and contractors.
Wang is known for his legions of downtown chic fans, so this is certainly an interesting departure. But considering fashion’s ’90s nostalgia and recent embrace of anything tea-length, we think he may do just fine.