Making something new with old material is always a big challenge. NYFW has to deal with it every season and also with the idea of giving true ready-to-wear clothes, because it is the most wearable fashion week. Actually it is good and also bad in the same way, showing really good quality wardrobe without being boring. Sometimes it is a bit boring, runway after runway offering beautiful clothes without any surprise. But this season it is another matter, NYFW has to cope with it too. It is not head to toe American sportswear everywhere, but it is really another atmosphere. Especially with designers re-inventing new languages mixing sportswear with lux, giving standout collections like a virgin touched for the very first time.
Alexander Wang is part of these good vibrations, recognizing that sportswear is not enough anymore, that he has to explore more to come with a new idea. This time it is Alexander Wang X Hip-Hop, more than sportswear, it is definitely creating a language with street culture. The message here is about Parental Advisory garments for young and restless girls. Less is more aesthetics with the lux tee-shirts made of silk or leather. Short shorts, mini mini skirts, you have to show your long legs on white leather patent pumps. Like Salt N Pepa, Mr Wang wants to talk about sex when designing tops and dresses that reveal some part of your body. It is highly Wang's signature, using high end lazer cut techniques, echoing his SS13 collection. There is another reference to his past collections, especially when you see the high waisted long shorts and the leather gloves with his name printed. Wang language makes it to the fashion landscape and definitely to the streets. His front row was full of music celebrities who are going to wildspread his last collection and Wang will certainly be the "talk of the town" with the whole world, waiting for his second Balenciaga collection at PFW.
All these pictures come from DazedDigital.