Monday, 26 July 2010
Day 12-Whatever tickles your fancy.
All eyes on Alexander Wang. Now that we all know what Autumn/Winter is going to look like on the fashion side of things, bitten nails and hopping, excited girls are everywhere anticipating the jumper dresses, floaty skirts and long grungey cardigans that contrast with the season that they will belong to. Personally, my eyes are less on the weather forcast and more on the calender as i'm counting down the days to see how the highstreet will attempt to make an affordable version of the beautiful creations that strutted, strolled and floated down the catwalk.
Alexander wang in particular caught my eye. The women he sent down the catwalk were clad in chunky over the knee socks, jackets almost reminiscent of straight jackets and-as usual-a very monochrome, clean palette. Pinstriped jackets that reach just above the knee leaving a small line of leg is ultimately sexy and gives the impression of a smart all-in-one. His creations would be to die for in the office and his office worker woman would definitely turn heads. There was an extreme sense of power to his clothing this season and all of his woman seemed to be very strong characters. A Wang woman takes crap from noone. There was almost a hint of matrix style straps and this ties in with the power creating a super hero sense to the women who don his clothing.
Saying this he still managed grace and the detailing is equisite with folds, pockets and buttons that really bring the pieces to life. The subtle hints at figure and peeks of flesh keep the clothing sexy and modern whilst the leather, office tailoring and neutral colours keep it clean-cut and sophisticated. Well done Wang.