With the Spring/Summer 2013, fashion show season in full-effect, Alexander Wang presented a new take on an old look; something similar to the mod-style of the 1960's...
Wang provided us with his usual, dark color palette of black, grey and some white (which works well for him), except this time around, the look was neither youthful, rock-and-roll nor street-chic. For Spring, he took it back... WAY BACK... with 60's inspired clothing that hearkens back to the design days of Paco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin.
Now, other editors/journalists probably won't see this collection the way I see it, but instantly, when I saw Wang's looks on the runway (boxed-tops and square-cut shapes), I couldn't help but think ***1960's***
(Wang, SS '13)
(Paco Rabanne, cut-out dress. 1960's)
(Wang, SS '13)
Overall, I'm not a huge fan of this collection, but I do appreciate the cuts and laser-like precision that Wang added to the clothes! And, in the ways of fashion indoctrination, it may be his time to start designing for a major, European house, following in the footsteps of a Michael Kors or a Marc Jacobs, which may explain the huge shift in direction for this season's collection (he might be eyeing the house of Rabanne), but who knows?! Maybe I'm overreaching?! LOL
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