Alexander Wang Gives Us All a Lesson in Being a Bad Girl
When your front row includes Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, you know you are catering to a very specific type of woman. The ultra-urban bad girls who've been wearing Alexander Wang ever since the Parsons dropout started his eponymous line in 2007 might very well see his Spring 2015 collection as a "greatest hits" anthology. First came an homage to the typographic bar codes — in the form of oversize belts as well as nondescript collar markings — that he featured in his resort line. Then came the hypersaturated minidresses in neon coral, lime, and blue that have a neoprene wetsuit feel, and still others in sheer black that illicit more of a spacesuit vibe. Then there were the statement-making accessories, which included both colourblock textural heels and mesh sandals.
And then came the sportswear that has always set Wang apart: from white tennis skirts with green Peter Pan collars to a finale that featured a more relaxed trouser shape, it was an agenda-setting showing that makes us all want to be a little bad . . . You know, for old time's sake.