To me Alexander Wang can do no wrong. His collections are all about the beautiful cut; wearable yet edgy, simple and beautifully designed…
Many of you will have probably watched X Factor and the final on Sunday evening. I for one haven’t been watching it for the fashion, well no, actually I guess I did. I did like to watch it and see what Tulisa would be wearing… I just don’t understand what look they/the Stylist on the show were going for sometimes. However, the styling is a million times better than X Factor USA.
Nicole on the other hand – well what a woman. She always looks (here it goes) SHAMAZING.
I was excited to see what Rihanna would be wearing for her live performance on the finale show… and well didn’t she look a vision? Her hair looks so much nicer short, and the outfit, well, it was Wang.
For SS13 Alexander Wang focused on minimalistic, verging on futuristic sportswear designs, like many of the designers did. You can see my Trend Round Up for SS13 (NYFW) here….
Sharp cut out details and paneling, as well as leather, plays on shape, tones of colour and volume made the collection.
I can see why Rihanna opted for Look 36. She wears it well.
And personally, I will not be happy until I own a pair of these structured tall gladiator sandals.
The next look reminded me somewhat of a look from the Nicolas Ghesquière‘s Balenciaga collection for AW06/07. Both in monochrome, and not dissimilar in shape and volume. Which I guess is quite funny, as Alexander Wang has now been named Balenciaga’s new Creative Director taking over from one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, Nicolas Ghesquière.
I love Alexander Wang and I love Balenciaga. But I do wonder how he will re-interpret the brands aesthetic, which will most certainly see the brand going in a more youthful direction. His look is very different; with athletic influences, it’s ‘urban’ and easy-to-wear (quite known for his jersey and relaxed silhouette), however, I’m very much looking forward to seeing his first collection for the fashion house.
Images above are taken from Style.com