Alexander Wang presented his Fall 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week few days ago. And in typical Wang, the fashion event was equal parts fashion, fun, and flash. Wang held his show in Saint Bartholomew’s, a Byzantine-style church with ornate mosaic ceilings and lots of gilded details at midtown on Park Avenue. Wang did little to alter the space for the show, he just simply adding rows of seating in the nave. As always, Wang stacked his front row with celebrities. This season’s guests included longtime #WangGang members “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, Kylie Jenner and Tyga, as well as Wang newbies Korean singer CL.
About the collection, Wang is best know for his edgy urban streetwear, mainly in black with lots of studs and metallic details. But this time, the collections brought a little bit of things that feels a bit like Chanel’s tweed, and Givenchy’s lace. However, Wang describes this collection as “deliberately opposing standard definitions of beauty and taste.”
There collection presents angora beanies, roomy zippered jackets and hooded sweatshirts. Wang also incorporated a few choice of words appears in his collection: Women’s sheer tights with the word “girls” on the legs, a black sleeveless mini-dress with the word “strict”. The words “tender” and “faded” also popped up. The exotic dancer prints Wang introduced for last Pre-Fall continued in this collection, with women’s bodies printed on blue and purple mohair sweaters and embroidered as a tiny print on two pairs of pale pink trousers.
And it seems that Wang’s jewelry business is growing. In addition to expanding upon the chain motifs he introduced last season, he sent out leather chokers and dangling earrings. For the shoes, there were studded booties, stomping combat boots, and high-top sneakers, but the most unexpected shoe on the Wang runway was a creeper-soled Wallabee. The 90’s fashion seems to be brought back in this show. Another moment worth highlighting was when Wang sent out some marijuana leaf–print on minis and coats that is predicted to be a new hits in states, nodding on the new drug legislation in the country.
Photos via Vogue