The fashion world’s new darling, Alexander Wang, showed his Autumn/Winter 11 collection on Sunday to rave reviews.
Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington of American Vogue were on the front row as his decidedly cool collection marched down the catwalk.
The show consisted of neoprene ponchos, fur bomber jackets, leather drainpipes and fur-lined sweaters in a sleek colour palette of black, grey, white and blush pink.
Wang then moved onto conceptual evening wear with oversized tuxedos and sheer, androgynous shirts, followed by feminine maxi dresses made out of satin ribbons slit to the thigh.
This extreme sportswear collection almost poked fun at the fashion industry and it’s love for all things luxe and decadent, by using the finest fabrics and furs in a sexy, tough-girl way on biker jackets and ponchos.
It was a brilliant combination of high-end luxury and urban sportswear, seen in merino wool hoodies with functional zips and quilted jackets with tailcoats.
Outfits were worn with fur-covered sandals, metallic ankle guards, and high-shine loafers mixing the soft, feminine textures with a hard, urban edge.
The show was a great success ahead of the opening of Alexander Wang’s new flagship store in New York next week.
By Vanessa Woodgate