The Supermodel finale said it all: Ive arrived. Actually, Wang arrived a few years ago and it is now impossible to imagine any store worth its fashion salt not carrying rails of his designs. He has come up so fast, his brand image is so strong, why shouldnt he play like one of the big boys and have Gisele, Shalom, Carmen, Frankie et al stepping out for his finale?
This collection felt like something to celebrate. A coming of age? It was stronger, fiercer. Away from the sporty-easy pieces on which he made his name (that will no doubt find a home in his T by Alexander Wang line) and much more in the way of grown-up, confidently-executed, focused Fashion.
To start, a peroxide lacquered merino raincoat (thats a pristine white, wipe-clean coat to you and me) with a fishnet turtleneck that crept up over the models mouth. There was a lot of neck action funnel necks on military jackets and necks so long on fine merino jumpers that they were worn right up to the models noses. Protective armour? Yes, but it never looked stiff, not even when rendered in glassy, high-shine oxblood(his choice of word, but burgundy would do just as well) vinyl; those neat tailored coats and jackets with their crisp above-knee skirts just looked perfectly in keeping with the dramatic mirrored glass pillars dotted around the set.
As for the accessories yes, his accessories lines are as much sought after by the urban fashion chicks as more established labels these days youd better start saving now. The boots! The bags! Details? Black leather Kolfinna boots, cut just below the knee or (more preferable still) the ankle boot version with the single gold stud will be in hot demand, as will both bag shapes he showed: watch out for the oversized doctor bag and the cylinder shaped clutch on a strap. Hot stuff.