NYFW: Alexander Wang review


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NEW YORK -- Alexander Wang is ready to go from beer-stained honky-tonk to professional concert arena thanks to a rumored influx of cash for his label, and a Council of Fashion Designers of America award.

For fall, his rocker chick is all grown up (and you can bet Wang’s prices will go up too). Instead of ripped fishnets and rolled-up jean shorts, she’s wearing oversized leather bomber jackets swinging fox tails, stovepipe pants with stud detailing down the sides, and leather jumpsuits -- all black of course. Calling all pop divas.


But Wang also makes beautifully cut blazers, which were elevated to a new, more sophisticated level this season. The best in show was a black off-the-shoulder style with lacing across the bare shoulders.

Digital croc print bike shorts and leggings added a sleek ‘80s vibe. The oversized black leather fanny packs were cool, too. But what was most impressive was the evening wear -- slinky mini-dresses in purple hues stretched and draped seductively to reveal a flash of flesh. That’s what will rope in the red carpet set. It’s no wonder Sarah Jessica Parker was front and center.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: Alexander Wang’s fall 2009 collection

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Photos: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For the Times