Imagine the corporate workplace of the future. What do you see? Pinstripe suits with midriff-baring cropped jackets? Short suit-skirts with thigh-high socks (or leg-warmers) and an injection of velvet and fur? Well according to Alexander Wang that future is now.
Rather lacking the freshness and youth of his super-sporty Spring 2010 range, this lot is a bit on the heavy and bleak side. It’s the female dandy with a futuristic twist, and a certain Gothic broodishness.
At times Wang’s layering gets intense; but the mix of toughness and vulnerability is one he manages to master most of the time.
And the velvety, thigh high, boot-covering leg warmers? We can see them having major street appeal.