Alexander Wang brought two references to life and set trends in his Fall/Winter 2018 collection during New York Fashion Week. Wang reminisced on his intern days at Vogue as he used the admiration for powerful business women to create the ultimate fashion show.
It was a rainy day in the Big Apple, but it didn’t limit Wang’s collection from bringing a new energy to the catwalk. The collection was revealed in Times Square and set up in old Vogue corporate offices, with cubicles seating the guests. The designer’s show referenced vibes of a working girl in the 80’s, with inspirations from The Matrix. Wang’s collection consisted of blazers transformed into dresses, leather skirts and coats, zipper detailing, and everyone’s favorite, the banana clip.
The American designer integrated a new corporate code that doesn’t include your typical blazers and pencil skirts. The models had their hair slicked back neatly, walking down the catwalk fiercely. The collection featured essentials like puffer coats, leather fanny packs, and ultra small Matrix-like glasses.
Throughout the show, not one detail went unnoticed as Wang used Swarovski crystals to highlight details on certain pieces. Wang designed gloves, party mini-dresses, and panty hose with crystals splayed over them, spelling “CEO” alongside. Later, a powerful pink tweed suit made its debut, standing out through the black, white, and grey aesthetics.
Each design reflected Wang’s devotion to his passion in designing. One thing Wang made sure of that went noticed, was the respect he has for all hard-working women in the industry. The show ended in a nontraditional way, as the models exited with editors and reporters, giving them the respect as inspirations of his show.
As his last presentation in NYFW, Wang dedicated his previous collections to the places that have impacted his career. Wang will now be debuting his collections in June and December to consider product consistency throughout the year. Regardless of when his collections are debuted, his designs are surely to set trends all year round.