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First look: Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 14

First look: Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 14

Sharp, structured, contemporary cuts


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Alexander Wang returns to his aesthetic roots for Pre-Fall 14, as he offers a women's collection taking cues from menswear

After taking the reins at Balenciaga, Alexander Wang's  attention certainly isn't waning over at his own namesake label.

The designer mentioned 'decay' as a central inspiration for this collection, and the notion is displayed throughout in chewed-up, worked-over garments that look as though layers have been peeled away. One outfit pairs a moth-eaten, mandarin-collared button-down with cropped trousers featuring leather knee patches. Another sees Wang layering a crisp, white leather jacket over a rough-cut tunic and full-cut trousers, both crafted from suiting wool. The standout accessory in our book is a cylindrical black tote, with Wang's trademark studded underside and a neon green strap. Black - with a little added extra - is the new black, or so they say...

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