ALEXANDER WANG SPRING 2019 READY-TO-WEAR (COLLECTION 1) REVIEW #WANGUSA

 

 

“A NEW BEGINNING, A NEW IDENTITY AND A NEW DAY FOR MY BRAND” – WANG 

ALEXANDER WANG LEFT THIS NOTE ON EVERYONE’S SEAT, A REMINDER OF HIS IMMIGRANT ROOTS WHILE PROVIDING A COLLECTION (COLLECTION 1 TO BE PRECISE) OF HIS AMERICA. WANG EXPLAINS THE INSPO OF THIS COLLECTION STARTING WITH HIS “MOM AND DAD TAKING A TRIP TOGETHER”, A REUNION TRIP WHERE HE HEARD THE STORY OF HIS PARENTS MIGRATING TO AMERICA.

ON THE CLOTHES, WANG SHARES WITH US, HIS “PRIDE IN BEING AN AMERICAN WITH IMMIGRANT ROOTS” …

THE NAME AND TIMING OF WANG’S SHOW IS NEW TO US, BUT HIS BRAND IDENTITY REMAINS THE SAME, WITH THE MODELS WALKING TO HEAVY METAL, WEARING BANDANA’S, METAL NECK-PIECES, MINI SKIRTS AND MONOGRAMMED SILVER BELTS.

  • LEATHER JACKETS
  • BIKER SHORTS  (BIKER GEAR TOO)
  • BOLO TIES ( I HAD TO GOOGLE THIS *SHAKES HEAD SHAMELESSLY* )
  • WIND BREAKER TRACKSUITS
  • FOOTBALL JERSEYS
  • CHINATOWN REFERENCES
  • TAILORED JACKETS

*ALL THINGS THAT WANG CAN ASSOCIATE HIMSELF WITH AMERICA AND HIS ROOTS*

“I WAS INSPIRED BY THEM COMING HERE AND NOT SPEAKING ENGLISH, GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE AND NOT KNOWING HOW TO BUY FOOD, AND ALL THE JOBS THEY HAD TO DO, TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR ME. AND TAKING THAT STORY AND INFUSING IT WITH POP CULTURE AMERICANA REFERENCES THAT I GREW UP WITH LIKE AMERICAN FOOTBALL, MOTORCYCLE HARLEY DAVIDSON CULTURE, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MUSIC. AND THEN TAKING CHINOISERIE AND MY HERITAGE AND INFUSING IT INTO THE WORLD” – WANG

MY FAVOURITES FROM THE SHOW:

  • THIS CO-ORD WITH THE BELT ENTITLED ALEXANDER WANG?! I LOVE! FIRST THING FIRST THAT MINI SKIRT IS ITTY BITTY & SO CUTE. THE ONLY THING IS, I DON’T KNOW HOW PROBLEMATIC IT WILL BE FOR GIRLS WITH BIG BOOTIES? THE MINIMAL DETAILING OF THE SILVER STUDS ON THE COLLAR, SILVER CHAIN ON THE TAILORED JACKET AND SILVER SNAPS AS THE OPENING FOR THE JACKET IS SO EFFECTIVE IN STANDING OUT AGAINST THE BLACK. WAIT HOLD ON, I ONLY JUST NOTICED THE LEATHER COLLAR AND SHEER BODYSUIT – NICE TOUCH WANG. THE SHIMMER ON THE CO-ORD HAS ME FEELING LIKE, WORK IN THE AM AND PARTYING WITH WANG IN THE PM TO AM.

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  • THAT BAG IS A MUST HAVE, THE SILVER DETAILING THROUGHOUT THIS COLLECTION IS A FAVE OF MINE AND DRAWS MY ATTENTION SO EASILY! THE SKIRT IS SO DIFFERENT THAT I’M WONDERING “IS IT A WRAP SKIRT OR JUST A SKIRT, MEANT TO LOOK LIKE A LEATHER JACKET TIED AT THE WAIST”? I WANT IT REGARDLESS.

 

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  • WITH THIS LOOK IT’S THE LEATHER JACKET/DRESS WITH THE DROP SHOULDER AND QUADRUPLE BELTS THAT CAUGHT MY EYE, THE FACT THAT THE BELTS ARE DIFFERENT SIZES, SHAPES AND STYLES MAKES IT STAND OUT EVEN MORE! NIPPED WAISTS  WITH BUM BAGS (AS WELL AS BELTS) ARE POPULAR AT THE MOMENT SO ADDING MORE THAN ONE BELT TO THE FIT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER. GOING TO THE TOILET MIGHT BE A CHORE, BUT FOR FASHION, IT’S ALL WORTH IT!

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  • THE MIMICKING OF THE AMERICAN FLAG PRINTED ACROSS WOOSEOK LEE’S FACE, AND OTHER MODELS IN THE SHOW IS SUCH A CLEVER IDEA BY MAKE-UP ARTIST, DIANE KENDAL. TRACKSUITS ARE SUCH A GO-TO FIT AND THIS ONE IS CALLING MY NAME! HOW COMFORTABLE DOES THIS FLEECE LOOK PLEASE? I’M A FAN OF THE OVERSIZED JACKET, DROP SHOULDER (ONCE AGAIN, I DO LOVE A GOOD DROP SHOULDER), ELASTICATED HEM AND CUFFS. THIS IS A LOOK THAT I CAN SEE BEING WORN ON WOMEN AS WELL…I WOULD BE FIRST IN LINE.

 

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  • THE MASKS ARE SIMILAR TO FLU MASKS BUT WITH ADDED BLACK LACE EMBELLISHMENTS AND SAFETY PINS. I WOULD SAY ANYONE WEARING THAT IS READY TO TURN HEADS AT ANY MASQUERADE BALL). THE LEATHER DRESS, REMINDS ME OF AN UPDATED CHEONGSAM (QIPAO) DRESS BUT LESS FITTED. I LOVE THE RED MINI BAG AND SUBTLE POP OF COLOUR, HOWEVER I HAVE NOT GIVEN THE HEELS ENOUGH ATTENTION. THE WRAP AROUND THE ANKLE, HANGING CHAIN AND SILVER EMBELLISHMENTS GOES SO WELL NOT ONLY WITH THIS LOOK BUT THE OVERALL COLLECTION.IMG_8058
  • THE DECONSTRUCTION OF THIS SEE-THROUGH BLOUSE – OPEN TYPE CORSET IS SO CLEVER BECAUSE IT LOOKS AS IF IT’S TAKEN THE ROLE OF SHOULDER PADS ON CLASSIC AMERICAN JERSEYS. I WOULD DEFINITIVELY WEAR THESE LOOSE, CHINOISERIE PATTERNED TRACKSUITS EXACTLY HOW BEHATI PRINSLOO HAS BEEN STYLED WITH HEELS OR TRAINERS.

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  • YOU KNOW I LIKED THE PREVIOUS LOOK, SO I MOST DEFINITELY LIKE THIS DRESS VERSION OF THE BLOUSE AND STRAPPED HEELS.

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  • THIS LOOK SCREAMS ALEXANDER WANG, FROM THE METAL EMBELLISHED NECK-PIECE- HALTER TOP, TO THE SHEER BRALETTE, OVERSIZED TAILORED JACKET AND BELTED MINI SKIRT.

 

I ADORE HOW PERSONAL HIS COLLECTION FELT , THE BACKGROUND CONTEXT FOR THIS COLLECTION REALLY SPEAKS VOLUMES, FROM THE CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, SHOES AND MAKE-UP YOU CAN TELL WHAT AN IMPACT ALEXANDER WANG’S ROOTS AND AMERICAN IDENTITY HAS HAD ON HIM AND THE GENERATION OF HIS PARENTS. ABOVE ARE JUST MY FAVOURITES FROM COLLECTION 1 BUT OVERALL THE COLLECTION WENT SO WELL TOGETHER AND THE HINTS AT CLASSIC AMERICAN POP-CULTURE WAS INTERESTING (SOME TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH AND BY SOME I MEAN BOLO TIES) *IGNORES HER EMBARRASSMENT & REFERS TO WANG NOW*…WE APPRECIATE YOU FOR SHARING THIS MOMENT WITH US,

 

THANK YOU WANG!

 

 

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