Fall 2013 Review - Alexander Wang's Future Boxing Club
Alexander Wang appeared ready to fight his for next important boxing round. If you haven’t read any news lately, he recently got appointed as new creative director of Balenciaga, which he’ll debut during PFW. For fall, dark chromatics colors of grays and black made presence again as part of Wang’s comfort zone. Texture has been a big win for Alexander Wang, possibly making him the adequate candidate to take over the Paris brand.
Coats were the star of the night. Interpretations of 20’s dropped waist numbers modernized Wang’s badass girls. Mohair, alpaca, and flannel covered heels illustrated Mr. Wang’s futuristic streetwear. Mohair was brushed to achieve a hairier texture that set him apart from other designers’ technical use of fabric. With coats, he oversized them, adding details and extra twists of fabrics around the midsection. The “idea of roundness and volume” in this collection showed off what Wang is capable of performing. The beanies ported down the runway were a favorite accessory of mine. These gave away the badass streetstyle attitude ready for a street boxing.
Fur mittens resembled your future boxing gloves, which came perfect with the “Eye of the Tiger” intro runway. Leather appliqué jackets, constructed in a sort of Balenciaga mood, were one of my favorites. The texture and urban kick of tees were reinvented, fresh, and retro.
For evening, pants were astonishingly tailored. The final white deep v-neck ensemble was not your typical chic eveningwear. Some doubts may begin to erase for the young designer.As the organized guy I am, I’ll be waking up on February 28 at 4:30 am to watch Alexander’s debut in Paris. I hope it’s worth the wake.