Yesterday, I attended my first-ever Alexander Wang show—and while I expected to be blown away by the clothes fashion’s favorite wunderkind rolled out for spring, the collection somehow managed to exceed my sky-high expectations. In a clever twist on the ’90s-era logo craze, Wang used his own name to graphic effect by rendering it in laser-cut leather and white lace on slick trench coats, square-necked minidresses and an especially daring overall dress (which, modeled by the designer’s BFF Erin Wasson, closed the show).
There were peplums, too—though not the waist-framing sort we’ve featured time and time again on this site. No, these were fluttering, pleated frills that sat just below the bust on a spaghetti-strapped crop top and empire-waisted sundress—"booblums," my pal Kathryn Hobbs of e-commerce site Les Nouvelles hilariously called them.
But you can’t discuss any Alex Wang runway spectacular without mentioning the music—the young designer always soundtracks his shows with the absolute best hip-hop and dance beats. This time around, it was Pharoahe Monch’s "Simon Says" and Ebony Bones’ "I See, I Say" that had the audience nodding their heads and tapping their toes. Listen to both below!