222 posts tagged "Alexander Wang"
Strong showing from Joseph Altuzarra, I thought. A lot of young New York designers are all over the place, but Joseph seems to be settling into a nice rhythm, with an identifiable signature but also a sense of variation and development each season. The mood of luxe coziness reminded me a bit of the Hermès Fall 2013 show. A few designers have been taking their cues from that collection lately. As they should. It keeps getting better in the memory.
The staging was…well, I’ll let Maya Singer explain. Afterward, the show’s producer, Etienne Russo, who routinely orchestrates some of fashion’s most memorable spectacles, told me that the existential dread that came over you watching the interminable German acapella performance was all part of the plan. He intended it as an antidote to our instant gratification culture. And they say fashion is shallow…
This wasn’t my favorite Alex Wang show ever, but I got the sense that the crowd—particularly the European contingent—liked it a lot. And you can see why. In a city that gets knocked for playing it safe fashion-wise, Wang stands out for the scale of his ambition, evident in the staging, the clothes, and even in the ballsy decision to show in Brooklyn. Now let’s see some more of that ballsiness at Balenciaga, please.
The Italian label held a chic postshow dinner at Sean MacPherson’s newish hotel, The Marlton. How chic? Well, at the company’s request, there were no party photographers present. If this catches on, that should cause some existential angst among the fashion set. Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, the urbane, intelligent Moncler executive, introduced us with maximum casualness to his date: “This is my girl Jessica.” That would be Chastain.
UNDER THE RADAR
Patrick Li, that unabashed logo vandalizer and discerning creative director of T Magazine, thinks more people should be paying attention to A Détacher. He’s right.
Perhaps the only subject more buzzed about than Alexander Wang’s imminent postshow rager? How anyone will actually get to the designer’s Saturday runway romp at the far-flung Brooklyn Navy Yard. The brand has already partnered with Uber to offer a 30 percent discount on cars to the show, but given the recent surge in prices, we’re not sure it will make much of a dent. This morning, however, word came of a novel transit alternative: Guests will have the option of sailing the high seas—or, at least, across the East River—to the show via a boat leaving from South Street Seaport at 8 p.m. Not since guests were ferried to Gaga’s Navy Yard ArtRave has the fashion set seemed so nautical. But don’t forget the Dramamine.
What’s Lincoln Center got to do with it? Well, if you’re Alexander Wang, not much. Next week, the designer will show his Fall ’14 collection at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (the same spot Lady Gaga hosted her ArtRave) instead of on the island of Manhattan. While first word of the move had some editors concerned about convenience—How do we get there? Are we going to have to take the subway?—receiving today’s envelope has set our minds at ease. The invite includes directions, a map, and (our favorite part) an Uber discount code for those who need a little motivation. Not that we wouldn’t go to Brooklyn for Alexander Wang anyway.