Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2012 Collection
September 10, 2011 by J.T.
Saturday September 10, 2011 – Pier 94 Westside Highway at 55th Street
Energy, speed, darkness and futuristic vibes define the vibe at Alexander Wang’s Spring 2012 collection. Inspired by Motocross, NASCAR and BMX, Wang sent a gang of tough girls down the runway to the beat of “Murder Sound VIP” by Munchi ft. M.I.A.. The first looks were cast against an ominous mood with laser cut mesh bombers and shirts over bright polos. Mesh pockets veiled models hands while a ‘botanical’ flower print number gave a seemingly “tomboy”-ish look that added bit of soft femininity.
Alexander Wang used jersey transparencies and superpositions to create 3D effects. Key pieces and highlights of the collection are the intarsia knit track jacket and leggings, a sheer motocross sweatshirt and a burnout jersey over a swimsuit. Wang played with silhouettes, texture, and 90′s style references with cigarette pants, drawstring jackets, parkas, windbreakers, and a small leather dress featuring zips or straps for protection. As if re-interpreting taffeta as a nylon weren’t enough, mixing a pair of heels with a windbreaker had a “sportswear de luxe” feel.
Clothing aside, the highlight of the accessories collection was a “weekender” golf-inspired bag; an oversized backpack made of mat leather featuring a large zipper on the strap. And no motorcross model would dare ride on her Yamaha without her AW helmet, especially when it’s given a “botanical” print treatment to match her outfit. An unusual accessory that we saw at the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2012 presentation, though it was then done in a Sprouse print. It’s worth noting that key motifs were borrowed from Alaia, Givenchy and Balenciaga from a decade ago. However, it is the subtlety in the recycling of ideas that makes this collection all the more different and unique.
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Photos by Stylerumor.com
Hair by Guido Palau for Redken
Makeup by Pat McGrath
Nails by Sally Hansen
Style by Karl Templer