Alexander Wang Fall 2017 - Runway Review
February 16, 2017
Black clothes in a dark, decrepit theater in Harlem. Standing room only.
In short, Alexander Wang’s show was going to be a multi sensory experience. Surrounded by theatrical fog and a mosh-like pit setting, and after several guests began an impromptu dance-a-thon while others chugged beers, the models finally emerged atop an elevated platform stage—stomping and clomping their way through the show.
Bella Hadid donned leather mini-shorts and a long-sleeve "Night of Treason" top, while other models walked in leather skinny pants, catsuits, shorts, stretch denim with bold silver button-flys and chain mail tees. Say what you will, but Wang does know his way around a neckline. There were some in form-fitting black with bustier bodices and off-the-shoulder sleeves accented with small silver balls. A black jumpsuit went off the shoulder in long sleeves but also included thin dainty straps that showed off heavy chunk chokers in silver.
He also knows how to cut a blazer, providing a few worthy of work or the club, though his tousled-haired models may need to pull out the straightening iron before heading to the office. After all, as a few of his garments declared, there was no after party.