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Alexander Wang’s Clean Slate

Model: Hanne Gaby Odiele
Make-Up: Diane Kendal
Hair: Guido Palau
Location: Outside Pier 94
Photographer: Tommy Ton of Jak and Jil
I’ve been working on not tweeting as much recently, I’ve been thinking about more quality of tweets than quantity. Well that was kind of died after seeing the Alexander Wang show. I had not gushed about any of the shows that I had seen, and had even stated I was blatantly withholding myself in the case of Prabal Gurung, and that everyone would just have to wait for my coverage. But once I saw the livestream of Alexander Wang… well all of that went out of the window and I tweeted like mad for a few minutes, throwing in a few Twitpics for good measure.
See our coverage as well as images and a video of the show below the clip.

The first thing that most noticed was the black… or well lack of it. To just ignore the fact that there was no black in Wang’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection is to ignore what had seemingly become apart of Wang’s entire aesthetic. I didn’t notice this at first. Why? Not because I was blatantly unaware of Alexander Wang (which is impossible when you reach such blogs as Confessions of a Fashion Addict) but because I was reveling in the freshness that was the collection. My attention was on the belts around the neck, probably a brain child of the show stylist, Karl Templer, as well as the clay that seemed like toothpaste to me, in the models hair which was done by Guido Palau. To describe it as toothpaste opened an entirely different layer for me in the show. It began to become like a cleansing. The mint julep colored pieces reminded me of the post mouthwash tingle. I actually began to lust for the top that Mirte Maas was wearing, for my own collection as well as the booties that the models beat the Pier 94 floor with(not to wear, but to style for a shoot). The Alexander Wang army, cast by Anita Bitton included names like Women’s Agyness Deyn, as well as Omayhra Mota Garcia clad in cartilage as well as nose piercings… I loved it all.

See the entire collection in the galleries.

P.S. By the way it has been duly noted that while the front row was ridiculously insane, Anna Wintour decided that a tennis match was more important…


Fall 2010: Recap

Labels: Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta

Models: Tanya Dziahileva, Camille Bidault-Walddington, Kori Richardson, Natasha Poly
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Heavy Outerwear

So the fashion schedule runs quickly as we all know. We run quickly, and leave behind anyone not willing to keep up. The couture shows just wrapped and now we find that the fall campaigns are beginning to drop which means that magazines will be gearing up for their largest issues, while designers are gearing up for another round of shows. A fashion guru must know the trends for upcoming seasons as well as what’s in for this season and so with that I’ve decided to recap some of what we saw last February and March. I wanted to start with the PLETHORA of outerwear that was provided. Of course I’ve decided to sort of pinpoint some personal favorites like Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta, where the focus of the look was the outerwear there are plenty more where jackets blended seamlessly into the look. Another name to note when it comes to outerwear is Burberry Prorsum, who brings a great selection of outerwear season after season.
Check under the clip for more of our featured trends of Fall 2010.
Labels: Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Gareth Pugh, Giorgio Armani
Models: Melinda Szepesi, Raquel Zimmermann, Karlie Kloss, (unknown)
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Suits
Outerwear not only came as a separate, but also came in suits for the Fall 2010 collections. Karlie Kloss walked in Gareth Pugh among many dark, hard bodied models, in this draped suit, while Raquel Zimmerman walked for Chloe in a more light, sophisticated atmosphere. Chloe brought us high waisted pants with thin belts atop wide legged pants, a silhouette I love and is made beyond evident in their campaigns for this season. Melinda Szepesi walked at Ann Demeuleester, another somber affair, clad in metallic accessories. It seems as if every designer sees their clients being about their business for the Fall 2010 season.

Label: Acne, Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Alice + Olivia
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgsen, Edita Vilkeviciute, Karmen Pendaru, Erica Rosen
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Graphic Prints
While some designers did stay with very somber palettes others, like Alice + Olivia and Emilio Pucci, gave us very fun pieces to be worn out for cocktails. The softness of the Alice + Olivia piece really overwhelmed me while the attention to various hem lines and necklines in the Emilio Pucci piece caught my attention. The piece that Dorothea Barth Jorgsen wore for Acne in their “Clone Wars” themed show seemed to me, like one that would be welcome to an art exhibit, or some other funky gathering, where flutes of champagne are on hand and the meaning of life is up for discussion. The last look, Edita Vilkeviciute in Balenciaga… actually wormed it’s way into here. Whereas most were overtly impressed by the clogs that Balenciaga showed, one can’t forget the clothing. Soft and demure is the name of the game for this piece.
Labels: Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Wang, Dolce and Gabbana, Bottega Veneta
Models: Natalia Schueroff, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, Jac
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Sheer
When looking to turn more heads than a graphic print can, for Fall 2010 you should always have a sheer piece on hand. Bottega Veneta designed a stunning little black dress for the season that shows skin in all the right places. When looking to step on the more dark side of things, one can easily make their way over to Alexander Wang. Draping and sheer seemed to be his forte with this collection going in almost a monochromatic vein. For the more funky, Cynthia Rowley is the key. Sheer tops pair exceedingly well with printed bottoms, knocking out two trends with one stone, and if you’re ever in doubt… well just go to uncles Dolce and Gabbana. While you may not know where exactly to wear the piece, wherever you decide I doubt anyone will protest.
Stay tuned for part 2 of our recap featuring some shoes, cocktail dresses, and red carpet moments.

Alexander Wang SS 2010 Lookbook

I know I normally write alot in my posts but I’m going to try something new. I like these pictures because to me they are fresh, and new. The models aren’t all done up but yet, there’s still a je ne se quoi that makes me want to start my fashion wall (which I should start production on soon) with. Maybe it’s the styling, or the way the models, Anja Rubik (NEXT), Hanne Gaby Odiele (SUPREME), Edita Vilkeviciute (VIVA,DNA), Mirte M and Liu Wen (Select, Marilyn) pose, what ever it is I cant get over these pictures.

What do you think about them??