Is Alexander Wang, the prince of downtown New York urban-chicness the new front-runner to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga?
The most prescient, lingering sentiment after Alexander Wang’s Spring ’13 show was ‘focus’. It was fiercely edited, and that’s not a fashionista layman’s “fierce” term we’re talking about here.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal always delivers superb artistry when executing each runway look, and this was no exception. Makeup was simple, a sporty-chic compliment to a hard-edged, streamlined collection.
The designer is due to debut his Spring/Summer 13 line at New York Fashion Week in September. He has a long-running work relationship with MAC make-up, usually opting to create his runway looks with the company’s cosmetics.
At first glance you might think mesh is more appropriate for the fetish trend that was huge a few seasons ago, but this time round the fabric is different. It’s being used as a trim to accent designs, or as a material for a dress layered over another textile.
Makeup artist Diane Kendal said her inspiration for Alexander Wang was “The sculpted Alexander Wang girl… Tough chick.”
Nothing was what it seemed at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 show. The materials he used were the most customized and luxe he has ever employed.
For Pre-Fall, Alexander Wang went for something a bit less gimmick-laden than his Spring BMX biker outing with a line-up deeply locked in what can be termed a ‘Dark Primness’.
It was an eventful year for the fashion world. What didn’t happen? There was the John Galliano scandal and all the succession speculation that ensued, Creative Directors were thrown around from house to house like rag dolls, Marc Jacobs’ Spring collection was stolen in London en route from Paris, the Alexander McQueen exhibit broke records at the Met, Sarah Burton designed Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress, Lady Gaga – the list goes on and on.
Driven by lights in the big city, and a “fast woman”, hair was wet and stringy with the ultimate in sophistication. Prepping hair with Redken’s Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse, Guido Palau coated locks from roots to ends before creating a messy center part and rough-drying.
Sportswear is already proving to be a predominant trend in New York this season, so should it be any wonder that it be Alexander Wang to shell out the definitive collection in the matter? This season, he took athleticism and took it from an abstraction and created a clear vision.
Ford Model’s Kate King, Simone Cavalho, Karmen Pedaru, and Hanne Gaby are seen backstage at the Pier 94 in Manhattan for Alexander Wang S/S 2012. Lara Mullen, Cora, and Julia Nobis also featured in this show.
For the latest issue of Vogue Japan, Yasunari Kikuma photographs Ebba in eight different and unique looks, featuring a gorgeous Coach handbag in each image.
Feeling the 60s Festival vibe is not a hard thing to do especially if you are planning to get this Festival Fever in you.
“If the best of the fashion industry were in a school class together and Inez & Vinoodh shot the end of year Facebook, then this would be it.”
The new reigning prince of downtown chic Alexander Wang did thing a bit differently this season.