Alexander Wang Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 10, 2016
A groovy surf-inspired collection and Adidas collaboration headlined Alexander Wang’s stellar spring show. Youth-rich, irreverent and just plain delightful, it offered a relaxed breath of fresh air—a departure from his more typical all-black.
Madonna’s tardy arrival aside, Wang’s showcase was his best proof for why he’s here to stay. His imaginative mind and savvy in reinterpreting a rash guard as a clingy dress, for example, or a sequin skirt that wrapped like a beach towel, are what we love about him. By deconstructing wardrobe basics, Wang zeroed in on a new masculine-meets-feminine way of dressing that riffed on classics—but in a very fashion-forward way. After all, how else to explain a cropped fluorescent-pink sweatshirt with a palm tree print or a white mink bathrobe coat? Or bikini tops made from men’s shirting fabric?
On the accessories front, flat sandals bore straps that harked back to the surfboard theme with their ankle leashes and necklaces that resembled lifeguard whistles.