Friday, 5 June 2009

Alexander Wang Resort 2010

I've always been a fan of Alexander Wang's work, especially when Erin Wasson did the styling for his shows. Since winning the 2008 CFDA awards in Womens' wear his label has really reached new heights; he has launched his diffusion line (T by Alexander Wang) as well as becoming a constant red carpet favourite for the like of Rihanna, Michelle Williams and Diane Kruger.
So I was particul
arly intrigued to see the Resort 2010 show. He's already carved out his mark on the short, sexy party dresses but now it was time for him to move forward and design some very wearable clothes (for people who don't have a figure like Erin Wasson).
The line featured the ever present dresses perfect for New York party girls:

As much as I love these looks, I feel that Alexander has already proved himself to be a fantastic party dress designer but what I found really interesting were these looks:

The muted grey colour, the great use of draping makes this dress look fantastic on the divine Abbey Lee, but wouldn't it look great on someone like Kate Winslet? It'd be perfect for a move premier and dripping in diamonds. I think it really points to Alexander's desire to expand the brand and it's clientele even further. This continued into other looks:

This is such a cool look, I want it for running around London in the sweltering heat - preferably with a straw hat. The cut of the trousers keeps the look from being boring and although the shoes are a little much (It'd be interesting to see with metallic brogues) there are some great basic wardrobe staples in that look.

This is a very Proenza Schouler look to me - the rounded cut of the shoulders reminds me of their Fall 2009 collection, and I think Alexander is a stage that Proenza were at a few years ago: They too won a CFDA award in 2003 and have become a red carpet staple, but is also getting alot of coverage in the major glossy magazines - something Alexander is enjoying right now. Looking at Proenza in 2009 they have done an affordable range for Target (2007) and are currently producing a shoe line.
I really hope Alexander takes a similar career to Proenza, and I eagerly await his S/S 2010 range to see where his vision is for the brand.

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