Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Sian Bakke0
Alexander Wang Pre Fall 2015
Just as the s/s ready to wear collections exit the catwalk, the pre-fall collections start marching. The first of the pre-fall collections to catch our eye is the Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2015. Wang has created a collection that seemingly has no place near the catwalk when you hear it described; mens clothing, surplus, military uniforms, leisure wear and bondage. Wang´s conceptual designs appear to have taken a backseat, allowing the simple, classic designs to take center stage. In the pre-fall collection, details are subtle yet not understated, silhouettes are over sized yet feminine and the style is classical tailoring with a twist of street fashion.
“We started thinking about what forms the archetypes and architecture of a woman’s wardrobe, and then the idea of individual style,” Wang said. “Street style has become where people follow trends, [where they see] an individual way of mixing things together that becomes so documented and so copied. It’s really about individual style.”
Wang has also released a much sought after red carpet collection. The capsule collection currently consists of 4 evening wear dresses in classic minimal black and white designs. The collection is chic but powerful. Shoulder pads and structured elegance give glamour a bold new look.
“It’s still a foreign category for us,” Wang said. “But before, anything we did was custom. Now, if someone wants something special, we’ll know what it derives from.”