Sunday, September 13, 2009
Alexander Wang 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
Coming off his collaboration this year with the Gap, Alexander Wang seems to have all-American sportswear on the brain. His resort collection was filled with denim and khaki, and he ran with a sporty theme once again for Spring.
This time, Wang's subject was that most popular American sport: football. In an interview with style.com, Wang says "We want to create clothes that are timeless and classic," a few days before the show. "Our girl wants investment pieces." Those are mature words coming from downtown fashion's pied piper—but Wang's take on "timeless" means classic gray sweatshirts, one fused with a corset, worn over lace-up caramel leather shorts. The look here was an obvious varsity pinup. There were gorgeous "tighty whitey" dresses (a reinterpretation of white briefs, maybe?) and a bag that looks like a deflated football.
The hooded and utilitarian outerwear was pieced together from a variety of fabrics, including nylon and army canvas with texture and asymmetrical fringe used to infuse sexiness into the overall look.
“I wanted the girls to look very American, slightly Brooke Shields from the Seventies but still a bit sporty and a bit rock ’n’ roll,” said hairstylist Guido Palau, who was working for Redken.
There were tiny, tight knickers with sheer mesh side panels; pale leather corsets cinched over sweat-tops; body-fitting dresses in sweatshirt fabrics with cut-out sides, even jogging pants in see-through black chiffon over black lace knickers.
The colour palette of grey, khaki, brown, white and black was interspersed with bleached out blue and fabulous pale raspberry reds, used for stripy knits with rows of peekaboo holes.
If front-row was anything to go by- blogger extraordinaire Tavi, supermodel Liya Kibede, Rachel McAdams- this was a major collection. And indeed, it was.