With his recent appointment at Balenciaga — and his highly-anticipated debut collection for that house soon to come — all eyes are definitely on Alexander Wang this season. At Saturday's show at the grand Cunard building in downtown New York, Wang certainly offered up plenty for those eyes to look at.
Wang's focus this time around was on texture and volume, and thus this collection was filled with rounder, softer silhouettes than we've seen from the designer as of late. Using fuzzy materials — alpaca, mohair, fur — in smokey hues, Wang cut his outerwear, sweaters, straight skirts, and peg pants with plenty of extra room; double-breasted coats with dropped waists and boxy jackets adorned with oversized hoods looked particularly appealing thanks to their bigger proportions.
And if the curved shoulders and controlled folds that appear on some of the looks call to mind certain Parisian classics, there's a reason for that. "I had in mind the great couturiers of the '30s, '40s, '50s, but interpreted in T-shirts and sweats — that's me," Wang explained backstage. "It's sportswear, it's what I wear and what I do."