Runway Review: Alexander Wang Fall 2013

If there was any doubt left, Alexander Wang dispelled questions about whether he can handle a couture line with his Fall 2013 collection at NYFW. Wang, who will debut his first collection for Balenciaga in a few short weeks, showed he can go beyond ready to wear, unveiling a collection replete with evidence of his talent as a couturier.

That being said, there were no ballgowns à la Marchesa; this was Wang’s take on couture, viewed through the lens of sportswear. The downtown-cool urban looks which made Wang a household name gained structure, with an oversized silhouette and rounded shoulders throughout (a wink to the look pioneered by outgoing Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière). Jackets got a drop-waist, hoodies were made in mohair, leather was draped into criss-cross patterns on bombers and skirts, and cropped satin trousers looked effortless. The wool spats, knit caps and fur gloves completing each look were the cherry on top, and are certain to top every street-style star’s wish list.

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