Facts: Alexander Wang is street. Well, perhaps his price points aren’t, but his attitude and aesthetic are as grounded and gritty as they come. The designer presented his Spring 2017 collection with style stars like Madonna, Kylie Jenner, and Zoe Kravitz getting a taste of the looks from the front row.
The opening ensembles blended boudoir with classic, American sportswear-inspired stripes. Crop tops boasted triple button plackets and patterned, side-tie sleeves, while the timeless shirt dress was turned on its head with a wrap silhouette, thigh-high slit, an asymmetric collar, and cutout sides.
Bare midriffs were aplenty, from strappy tops to cropped cargo jackets.
The bedroom was brought to the runway with silky, lace-trim accents that gave pajama dressing a new spin for the season. A rose print paired with the designs upped the romance quotient.
There was one bandeau top that was riffed on time and time again in the collection: a bandeau with elongated straps that tied around the models’ waists. Layered under a lace-trim vest, accented by high-waist denim, hidden under an oversized denim jacket, and juxtaposed against a super low-rise, barely-there mini skirt were just some of the ways Wang explored the piece’s versatility.
Prints ranged from transitional plaid to leopard patterns.
Celebs love wearing A. Wang on the red carpet and he made some formidable pleas with a chic halter jumpsuit, snakeskin-embossed lace and mesh mini LBD, a cutout little white dress with black trim, and a slit-detailed, thigh-baring number.
The shimmering and sparkling sequin scene was my favorite and the most glamorous, without a doubt. Kendall Jenner strutted down the catwalk in the black iteration of the aforementioned wrap bra top and a high-waist, iridescent wrap skirt that literally looked like something she would wear for one of her upcoming NYFW parties.
Thoughts on Wang’s Spring assortment?