NYFW AW17 : On the Prowl with Alexander Wang

by Olivia Moreau

Alexander Wang made RKO Hamilton Theatre the scene of his latest collection. The venue itself is a beautiful wreck that is tailor-made for Wang's vision. From dark brooding dresses to dark catsuits to dark coats on models with boycuts, Wang's AW17 collection proliferated the image of a fashionista out to kick some butt and take some names (so she can call them later). It is a collection of such raw elegance that it would unfair to pigeonhole it into a singular narrative as the variations with the narrative is wildly engaging and can only be compared to a master writing an opera with two notes (due tone in this case). The leather pants, shorts only provide a blank slate for Wang to impose this ethereal influence on staples. And the end product is nothing short of magnificent. The end product is Just Alexander Wang casually dispensing his genius. Of the hundreds of shows across the city this was by far the most doggedly resistant to color and equally stubborn about its genius.