NEW YORK -- I had high hopes for the Duggal Greenhouse at the
But no, it was a black box. A black box that took an hour to get to, complete with snarled traffic and tested tempers.
But Wang is his generation's
It was a neat trick all right, and would have been just as neat at his old venue in
The look: Urban warriors in the age of technology.
Key pieces: Sculpted shift dresses and coats that brought to mind '60s-era Courreges, with multiple cargo pockets for the techno gadgets of today. Cable sweaters with pops of neon color. Leather sweat pants. Backless boots, which you might call mule-boots. Handbags with multiple pouches attached for gadgets and water bottles.
The verdict: More designers should be thinking about the future, and how to incorporate new technology into their collections. (It will be interesting to see if the color-changing garments are available at retail, or if it was just for show.) But it's ironic that for an collection that was supposed to be about the future, everyone got very much caught up in the problems of today. If only Wang's transportation suggestions were as futuristic as his vision. Teleporter, perhaps?