Alexander Wang took to the street again this season but this time with feminine accents to soften the utilitarian aesthetic. This mix led to a classically urban collection of separates for the strong and the sweet.
“I think about the street, and what does it mean for us today,” Wang said. “Before it was a place of anonymity. Now, it’s such a platform, it’s where everyone is looking. It’s so viral that the idea of being anonymous almost feels like it’s this new attraction.”
For the Alexander Wang Resort 2016 collection, he exploded the brand’s QR code into bold, unidentifiable graphics. These became decorative elements in a lineup that infused a punk-meets-pretty feel for eminently covetable streetwear.
The leather bustier dress with riveted belt over a scanner T-shirt; eyelet pieces in which metal grommets replaced the traditional broderie anglaise; a cropped “milkmaid top” rendered in leather over motocross pants. The dark khaki trench came with a double buckle and knotted closure, a loose riff on a tool belt. The strapless LBD was layered over a boxy black tee that simultaneously dressed it down and gave it a cool edge. And as for the sweater and skirt, the former was ribbed with a narrow band of peekaboo slits above the chest and the skirt had an extra apron-like appendage that added a little drama to its proportions.
The result was a collection with edgy charm with a utilitarian vibe.
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