Alexander Wang Fall 2014

I was annoyed with this show before I even looked at it, because this season Alexander Wang decided to move his show to Brooklyn. As it is, editors and buyers already have such a crappy time running back and forth between shows for a whole month, and now arrogant designers like Wang are making their audience schlep to another borough to watch their damn show. I think it sucks.

That said, the show wasn’t that crappy, although it was quite arrogant. I guess Wang is sitting at the top of the world with his Balenciaga gig and everyone praising him for everything, and he thinks he can get away with ugly wool onesies and unflattering silhouettes. Everyone says that he dresses the young, cool New York girls – let’s see if they want to wear designer leather track pants.

I love…

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a chic utilitarian jacket.

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very interesting knit techniques.

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the way Alexander Wang does that “tech” fashion thing so well. Sometimes.

I loathe…

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long sleeved shorts onesies in wool.

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an ugly colour combination and unflattering pants. Basically an outfit that no one would want to wear.

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more really bad pants.

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this silhouette. No matter how nice the fabric is, those Bermuda shorts and weird flap shoes do not look nice with that jacket. I guess this is the Alexander Wang cowboy, and she isn’t very cool.

Images from Vogue.com.

P.S. I’ll be in transit quite a bit for the next day or two so there may be a break in my catwalk coverage but do not fear, I’ll be back by mid week at latest.

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  • bklynalex9

    Totally agree. The hype of any “NY-er” wearing designer brands is never as real as the gossip. I think most designers make their money mid-west and Asia etc, you’ll never see one of Wangs “outfits” walking down Broadway; unless its an occasion.

  • Poulette

    From what I read he moved his show to Brooklyn because his original choice for a venue was cancelled at the last minute. So they had to scramble to find a new space in a very short period of time.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    If that was the case, then it is understandable, but the first article I read about his Brooklyn venue was over a month ago. That said, a month could be considered “last minute” to find a fashion week location.

  • Ona_in_Barcelona

    Um… why not just use male models, if you’re a) going to make them look like boys anyway, and b) obliterating any feminine shape?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Agree!

  • @Elaryen

    What I thought as well. In fact I mentioned that I didn’t like the styling of the models. It makes it hard for me to embrace the clothing really, if I cannot see myself in the way the models are styled.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    True. His models are anti-sexy.