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Alexander Wang

American designer Alexander Wang is known for his urban designs, best described as the ‘Model Off Duty’-look. His looks are a mixture of urban chic and sporty cool with a hint of grunge.


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About the designer

While studying at Parsons in New York, Alexander Wang launched his own label in 2005. Seven years later, he became creative director of Balenciaga. In July 2015, the house announced it would not be renewing the Taiwanese-American designer’s contract.

In the meantime, Wang had debuted his first runway collection in 2007 at New York Fashion Week. He presented a women’s ready-to-wear collection consisting of knitwear, oversized T-shirts and leather blazers. From then on, his looks have been a luxury take on athleisure wear combined with an injection of urban cool. In 2008, he created an accessories line, for which he received the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. The following year Wang won the Swiss Textiles award and was announced Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year. During the same year, he launched T by Alexander Wang, a secondary line for men and women. 2011 was another successful year for the young designer, he opened his first boutique and created his first menswear line under the Alexander Wang label. The success of his signature bags such as the ‘Rockie’ has contributed to his fashion fame.

Collection autumn/winter 2017

A ‘No After Party’ message on the sheer stockings some of the models showed off on the runway, emanated a sense of mystery. But this Alexander Wang show was anything but a no-party-inspired scene. Black leather trousers were paired with cropped Western-inspired jackets and sheer cut-out dresses embellished with glistening rhinestones. Wang treated us to something he knows best: immaculate all-black looks. Open-worked dresses and black turtlenecks detailed with heavy silver statement necklaces and rhinestone clutch bags channeled the confident, fearless woman. The almost completely black silhouettes were alternated with light grey checked looks that added to the grunge-inspired theme.