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New York Fashion Week: Alexander Wang's sneaker creatures
New York Fashion Week: Alexander Wang's sneaker creatures

This season, there was no trek to Brooklyn, and no gimmicky finale at Alexander Wang's New York Fashion Week show Saturday afternoon. But there was a Rihanna and Nicki Minaj double header in the front row and one killer collection on the runway. The starting point was the street, as is usually the case with Wang, specifically sneaker culture, but what made this collection one of Wang's best was how he married that idea with couture-level technique, including hand pleating and draping inspired by the classicism of Madame Gres, but with the sensuality of '80s era Versace. ‎The inspiration: "There's been this infatuation with sneakers all of a sudden," Wang...

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