Coming off what he described as a heavy Fall season, "where we lacquered and laminated everything," Alexander Wang was after something light and delicate for Resort. Ribbed knit sweaters were held together at the seams with lingerie straps, wrap dresses peeled open at the back, a puffer vest was constructed with a see-through nylon exposing the down underneath, and the lug soles on boots were an almost translucent white, "like they were dipped in Elmer's Glue."
The designer 180 is one of our business' most reliable phenomena, but if Wang's latest changeup was inevitable, it thrilled nonetheless. He's got such a good handle on cool. At a crowded preview of the collection this morning, editors from at least three different publications found reasons to exclaim, be it a special sweater knit from softer-than-soft T-shirt fabric that had been sewn into tubes and stuffed with polyfill, the crocodile-stamped midriff-baring vests, or the return after two years of his best-selling wedge shoe, the Alla, now in a faux lizard and mock croc combo.
Taking the item-y feeling of the season a step further, he also introduced a new collection of Objects. Tops here, without a doubt, was the matte black yoga mat and accompanying carrier.
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