Alexander Wang | NYFW SS 2017
Alexander Wang need not say much. The designer, who has been working and reworking 1990's grunge for the last two years, left it to Drake and hip-hop artist Future as thousands of invited guest waited for the unveiling of his Spring Summer 2017 collection.
McDonald's provided the cheeseburgers and 7-Eleven the Slurpees after wang presented a surprise collaboration with Adidas, the finale was full of slightly tweaked version of the sportswear that the German apparel maker is known for: track pants, golf polos, rip-away athletic pants and basketball shorts. They were all rendered in jet black with Adidas logo flipped upside down, its triple stripe fixed to the sides.
This is not the first time a luxury or heritage label has partnered with a multibillion-dollar retailer; you have Stella McCartney with Adidas and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci with Nike. Even Ralph Lauren has through its preppy polos into the mix. Alexander Wang's imprint was subtle, often simple inverting the colors of those white and black lines on a crop top or changing the fabrication.
This also included shirts revamped as day-dresses, with a single cap sleeve and slit high up the front, in white and blue pinstripes; plaid suit pants reimagined as board shorts and paired with a scalloped lace bra top and car coat; and a leopard print robe with contrasting black lapels. With this collection Wang emphasises that he's still in command, even if that means he feels he must turn up the volume.