Alexander Wang presented at the Fashion Week in New York a show that will be the last one that the Californian designer will present within the official calendar. Leather, mini-dresses and tights flooded the catwalk. Nor could they miss the long black coats or the tiny sunglasses so that the futuristic trip would be complete. In black and white, as in a Matrix scene, Alexander Wang transports us to the future to show a collection inspired by the mythical.
Back in February, a few days before Fashion Week in Paris, Alexander Wang decided to cancel his fall-winter 2018/2019 fashion show in one of the most important fashion events in the world. Simply the firm had decided to change the dates to get closer to the final consumer, showing a collection that will almost immediately be sold in stores. “The innovative approach rethinks the product in the month it is shipped, instead of the obsolete Resort or Pre-fall labels, offering our customers more relevant and consistent products throughout the year,” said Lisa Gersh, executive director of Alexander Wang.
Sarah Burton opted for drama in her latest collection for Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2018/19. The British designer presented a set of tailor suits, midi skirts, leather garments, corsets of course, and knit sweaters with original opening. Black, red and striped dominated the collection, along with fringe details, long leather belts, butterfly patterns and beads. A combination of romantic Victorian silhouettes and lace with hard-edged Gothic elements, a clear sign that in spite of time, McQueen’s footprint remains very present in Burton.
Young, modern women in polished designs with silver applications seemed to be heading their metallic heels toward an intergalactic office. And is that Alexander Wang has taken a radical turn since the last season, the one in which he took his models on a bus to Brooklyn to the chaotic bewilderment of a crowd of fans and fans.
For fall / winter 2019, the 34-year-old designer has preferred a small audience, congregated in the old Vogue outbuildings in Times Square, and a collection that seems to have a more adult attitude. The metallic decorations in short and sporty designs took up elements of Wang’s previous shows, but this time it is very true in reality: less nightclub and more office.
So much so that Wang included self-referential elements when exploring his oriental roots through a series of Asian models at the beginning of the parade. The fact that he hid his features behind opaque sunglasses gave the matter a twist.