Or is it Balenciwanga? or Wangalenciaga? How ’bout #lol?!

Here it is. The most awaited show of the season. Alexander Wang’s debut as the creative director of the house. Damned be those who ever questionned the capability of the designer to distinct the roots of Balenciaga from his signature label’s street-gone-casual aesthetic. Because, clearly, Wang did his homework. That’s how you break down to perfection and in all humility the cosmic expectations regarding a genius taking the helm of a house built on a sleeve, and that’s a feat. And he pulled together quite a sensual and polished collection. And we want it. All. There were cocoon-ish coats, petal skirts, peplums, which created silhouettes that felt true to the house’s lines.  And there was that use of technology to create new textile that is true to Wang. The latter created the marble-ish, cracked paint motif found of some mohair knits. Chic? We think so! That skinny pant worn under the petal skirt, with a crisp white blouse? We’ll wear that and go to the office any Monday. And that fox-fur sleeveless jacket worn with high-waisted velvet pants? We’ll wear that and go to dinner any Friday. And the shoes, oh so coveted: a skinny t-straps with deep toe cleavage (yes, that’s a thing!) stiletto heel and a flat boot. Because we do need both. And we also need that structured clutch with the silver handle. Like we said: wanted. All.

Source: WWD.com


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