NYFW RUNWAY REVIEW | ALEXANDER WANG AND THE DISPARATE YOUTH
If I can sum Alexander Wang's collection in one word, it would be Epic! As always I waited well beyond the scheduled broadcast time to watch this show start live. Although I did find myself entertained by the crowd and the atmosphere at the venue. The whole vibe felt reminiscent of a trendy exclusive urban nightclub with loud rap music from artists like Lil' Wayne, Kanye, Fetty Wap, and more blaring throughout the venue. The camera floated across the crowd towards the entrance where you could see throngs of celebrities and big industry players sauntering in well passed the scheduled showtime to find their seats.
The show finally begins and I was immediately enthralled from the first look. Now don't get me wrong, it would be a far stretch for me to say that I really like this aesthetic, but I appreciate it for what it is. There were some pieces I found to be interesting such as the crop tops with the chain straps, and many of the outerwear pieces were really nice as well. I honestly believe the one thing that sold me more with this collection was the feeling of authenticity. This collection evoked somewhat of an unapologetic style. Sort of like a middle finger to what society says is fashionable or not.
The collection made me think of the bad ass high school rebels who possess an audacious spirit. They don't follow the rules or the trends, they mere focus on being. Sometimes that 'being' does not translate to neat and pretty, but I am quite sure "Pretty" was not the aim of this collection. It was raw, street, gritty, and at times a little hard to take it all in at once. I have heard several different opinions on this show, and would like to hear your thoughts, so check out the video and Chime in below!