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Alexander Wang S/S 13: Slashy, Sporty, and Scandalous


Yesterday Alexander Wang showed his S/S 13 collection and the message was singular: suspension. In a predominantly black and white palette, jackets, shirts, dresses, and shorts (no pants though) were all horizontally slashed and held together by seemingly invisible threads. Even models had black strips placed on their hairline to echo the theme. The floating effect along with the silver fabrics and the use of leather, gave a futuristic vibe to a collection that could double as more-style-less-function uniform for a stylish baseball team centuries from now. Helmet/baseball cap hybrid included.


Boxy leather tees and jackets aside, the thick slits also offered something else: skin. Leather short and dresses with rippled slashes (resembling zebras) and dresses with vertical stripes plunged down to high slits on the thighs showcased the sporty sexy Alexander is well known for. Even a pair of shoes that strapped just below the knee were reminiscent of the synonymous-to-sexy vision of stockings held up by similar straps.

Sans supermodels, the clothing took the spotlight. Literally.

Continuing the theme of illusion, the runway show was deceivingly straightforward. There were no supermodels and the infamous giant mirrors of seasons' past were noticeably gone. Only the oh-so-good blaring runway music (personally, this one is in my top three Wang tracks) was present. Then Liberty Ross, the cheated wife involved in one of the latest Hollywood scandal, walked the runway guaranteeing Hollywood headlines for the show. In addition to the stunt casting, Wang shocked and awed for another reason. For the finale, six models dressed in all white stepped out and took their position on the runway.  Moments later the lights dimmed and the dresses unexpectedly glowed in the dark. Once more, Wang puts on a show.

See the full collection here and here.
Photos (from top) via sonnyphotos, indigitalitalia, style

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