alexander wang f/w 2013

I didn't catch the Alexander Wang show live, but when I watched it online this morning, my first thought was that the models looked like cozy little beasts. With their heads wrapped in fuzzy knit hoods, their hands bundled into furry mittens that looked like boxing gloves, and the opening strains of "Eye of the Tiger" playing on the soundtrack, the first part of Wang's fantastic show had an undeniably animal character. The focus of the show was outerwear and knitwear, both with outsized proportions and interesting volumes. Dropped waists, huge furry lapels, voluminous shoulders - Wang both obscured and emphasized his models' figures with fascinating new silhouettes. There were other cheeky details - a sweater with an extra set of sleeves that wrap across the front and tie in the back, a new handbag shape the looks like a tool kit, legwarmer shoes, and mini polarized lenses inside mohair to give sweaters an iridescent shine. It was a showcase of Wang's youthful experimentation but with a more mature sensibility. And it's one of his strongest shows ever. Watch the complete show here.

Photos: WWD

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