Alexander Wang's Brooklyn bonanza ads bursts of geometry and colour to a Wintry fashion week...
Alexander Wang's FW14 show dragged the fashion pack away from the Lincoln Center and out to Brooklyn where he presented a collection which stepped away from the Wang of recent times. The first few looks had military undertones with bags holstered over the shoulder, pocketed coats and a grey palette; harking back to the grey-out of AW13. The layering throughout the collection could not have been more appropriate to the February weather outside.
Wang's Spring collection played a little more with shape and texture, something which was continued here. A pair of chevron dresses in bright yellow and blue, laser cut jackets and shorts, bathmat-looking houndstooth in electric tones. My favourite pieces were arguably the most wearable (a white, blue and grey jumper, a suede coat and the white-soled boots) but the rest were fabulous eye candy, as was the spectacle which ended the show; a dozen supermodels stood sentinel upon a rotating circular stage, complete with neon ensembles and short, sharp hair.
Wang's clothes were first coveted for their street style potential and the easy-wear factor that made them so popular with models. Each collection presents an on-trend element (the white pumps, mesh, sheer, sportswear) and here it looks like the boots will be the thing to watch out for. In essence, these pieces definitely have street style potential too, but with a pizazz that will carry a little more of a punch to the photographers.