Leader of young New York City designers, Alexander Wang’s 2014 Fall collection debut at his new show space in Brooklyn on Wednesday brought with it a line of committed followers who prove his influence on fashion culture.
While fashion week comes to a close tonight, it can definitely be said there were collections incomparable to anything we’ve seen on the runway before. But while the majority of the shows from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York were featured in Manhattan, Wang proves that Brooklyn is the future of fashion and a force to be reckoned with.
And the future is what we saw on the runway. Wang’s line opened with a number of school-girl collared tunics and short gray jackets featuring layers of silk neck-high. The jackets were covered with innovative pockets designed to carry everything from a smartphone and notebook to a lipstick and keys.
And innovation is the reason Wang was a favourite on the runway this week. What woman doesn’t want a jacket she can shove everything into? Makes a transparent bag all the more appealing.
Silk suits and fluro parkas followed the 60-esque coats, with three-coloured jumpers, lazer cut prints and zig-zag dresses also futuristic in their fabric.
For Wang’s finale, a group of models dressed all in black walked out onto the runway. As the catwalk turned, spotlights shined on the pieces which began to change colour.
Despite being utterly guttered at the fact that I’m sitting in my lounge room in the Aussie heat while reading about how the snow made Wang’s collection all the more amazing, I feel privileged to have been able to view such a remarkable collection even from my computer screen.
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