spring collections: alexander wang, new york
by Jeremy Danté
the alexander wang collection took me a bit by surprise. while i had expected a heightened level of concept in design, the collection seemed void of an actual inspiration. much like i say of black, i will say the same of white- details become hidden. while black designs are often associated with the fall fashion season, white seems to be the color of trend for SS11; a palette choice that was never absent throughout wang’s current collection. with his past season inspirations of athleticism & grunge of the nineties, this collection, literally, pales in comparison. a washed out palette was applied this season & the overall aesthetic was severely affected. though clean lines were presented there is very little versatility from one look to the next.
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