Alexander Wang F/W 2010: A Tornado Through Wall Street!

Alexander Wang Fall Winter 2010 2011
Fashion Week has kicked off in New York, and this season I am going to focus on giving a more in-depth, personal look at a few collections, instead of reviewing as many as possible.
My favourite show so far this week is Alexander Wang F/W 2010. I watched the show live online at showstudio and had a great time observing both the collection and the atmosphere of a fashion show! I loved recognizing all the editors, buyers, writers and socials filing into the venue (Pier 92) as the anticipation mounted for the show.
In the press release it was noted that Alexander Wang accomplished a turnover of $25 million dollars before he turned 25; a great achievement for a young designer. Wang earned his fame reinventing American classics, in cool, lucid, and twisted ways. In past collections he has reinvented American sportswear with very relaxed silhouettes (like sweatshirts), and while testing fabrics for the collection, Wang decided for a more strict silhouette. The American phenomena Wang explored this season was the Wall Street woman. Classic suit pieces were cut up and reinvented, like the blazer dress on Natalia Vodianova. I also loved the short suit with a stomach cutout on Freja Beha, and a deconstructed paneled camel coat on Natasha Poly. The conservative pieces were contrasted with urban-cool touches like backpacks and mesh cutouts. The dresses this season were draped velvet or black lace, giving a devilishly sexy look. When paired with the capes that paraded down the runway, you would never want to mess with a Wang woman!
Like most collections that push the boundaries, it takes a while to process the new styles, and many things may look strange at first. Seeing velvet used in daywear was very new, as were the corduroy bodices and leggings. I may have been a little apprehensive moment after seeing these looks march down the catwalk, but after a day to reflect I am over the moon with Alexander Wang's new collection. The clothes maintained the same customer and DNA as past collections, while remaining evolutionary. This collection will help Alexander Wang solidify his reign as a true designer, and outlive his fifteen minutes of fame. What did you think of Alexander Wang's bold new move? Leave your response, and view my favourite looks from the collection after the jump!

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  1. I actually disliked this show. It looked very outdated and kinda unoriginal. Someone already compared it to Stella McCartney's Fall 2009 collection which has a lot of similarities with this.
    However it is probably his best collection to date.

  2. hehe yeah that was me who pointed out the Stella McCartney similarities on tFS... Wang isn't the most original but I love how kick-ass his women look :)