Somethang About Wang
Images by Melissa & vogue.com The time has come! It’s fashion month! Starting off with New York. I’ve returned to my duty of relaying catwalk looks married with my critical commentary and opinions of them. First up, ALEXANDER WANG! Now, last season I explained how I thought that Wang was heavily focused in creating trend…
The time has come! It’s fashion month! Starting off with New York. I’ve returned to my duty of relaying catwalk looks married with my critical commentary and opinions of them. First up, ALEXANDER WANG!
Now, last season I explained how I thought that Wang was heavily focused in creating trend focused, temporary fashion that sells (the kind of fashion you see all over tumblr, street style and blogs) and I felt as though it watered down the quality of the brand. This season there seems to be a little more improvement. Models strutted down the catwalk with obnoxious and exaggerated layers as well as boxy silhouettes. This is my kind of dressing so I was pleased to see fashion that was so similar to my likes.
Whilst reading fellow blogger Fisayo’s post this morning a few points came to mind that were helpful to me when writing this post. She explained that sex was no longer needed to sell good fashion anymore. It’s very true and I think many women are taking on a new perspective when buying clothes. The quote that best concluded my thoughts was “dress how you want to be addressed”.
In a capitalist world where first impressions are everything, people are taking to dressing to how they want others to perceive them. Women wearing calf length coats, boxy blazers and cigarette trousers represents that they mean business. It represents power, passion and superiority. Figure hugging clothes are something that seem to be a thing of the past. When was the last time you saw someone wearing a tight mini skirt? Everyone is more drawn to midi skirts that just above or below the knee because of the connotations and the looks that mini skirts bring and also, midi skirts just look better!
I think alexander wang hit the nail on the head with this new perspective and catered to the new woman’s needs. The shoes however are a cause for concern. I do think the riding boots are a staple piece but I’m concerned at the mule shaped pointed calf boots. That again seems like a blogger gimmick that will look great in editorials and will make for amazing blog posts but it’s a bit of a contradiction in relation to the season it’s being produced in. Over all I think he produced an amazing body of work and I can’t wait for it to hit the stores to have a feel of the quality!