Alexander Wang Review
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The designers recent collection for Fall 2012, appropriately named "After Dark", has sparked conversations in the fashion world this week for a number of reasons.
The first reason being for the lighting at the show - or rather, the LACK of lighting.
"Each model, along with her outfit, dissolved in the darkness," said a New York Times critic in reference to the poorly lit runway.
Spot lighting was used to light up certain parts of the floor, so those in the front row at each corner were unable to see the collection properly. The fact that the collection was primarily monochrome with deep burgundy (a colour trend being seen a lot this year at NYFW), also didn't help the situation.
The second reason the show was such a big topic of conversation, was down to the models wearing the collection on the runway. These models were no average Joe - Alexander Wang called out all the stops and had names such as Natasha Poly, Shalom Harlow, Carmen Kass, Karolina Kurkova and even Gisele Bundchen strutting their stuff for his Fall show.
This season, outerwear featured heavily in Alexander Wang's fall collection with lots of boxy, "lacquered" raincoats, biker jackets and trench coats that looked super slick and slippery. Accessories included, bicep-high leather gloves, large doctor's surgery style duffel bags and motorcycle style knee high boots were the chosen looks for the coming season .
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The show itself was set out like a production. Models came out thick and fast to begin with, then once you thought it was all over, a second walk began which was when the big name super models made an appearance. Large, vertical mirrors spaced around the floor played part in the finale, with each model standing in front of one with their backs to the audience. Once each of the models had taken their places, they turned to face the audience in unison whilst taking down the mesh turtle necks that they wore like surgical masks throughout the show.
The show as a whole was dramatic with a post-apocalyptic/Matrix-esque/dominating feel to it, and will be a tough finale to beat this year.
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