The #WangGang was out in full effect on Saturday evening for one-time Parsons student Alexander Wang’s Spring 2017 catwalk show. Even though the Kardashian/Jenner brood had their chance to shine during the too-hot-to-handle (literally) Yeezy Season 4 presentation, it was Material Girl, Madonna, and her daughter, Lourdes Leon, who stole the limelight with a late arrival.
Aside from the celebrity-studded front row — Hey, Nicki Minaj, CL, Anna Wintour, Tinashe and company — the unveiling of the designer’s adidas Originals collaboration was the second big talking point of the night.
Wang’s newly-minted collaboration was expectedly sporty and leisure-oriented, and the designer fell back on the same deconstructed tropes present in his SS17 collection. Though black-on-white comprised the majority of the offerings, Wang didn’t shy away from mixing disparate materials to elevate the sportswear look with rich textures.
Keeping in trend with the oversized-favoring times, he also turned out slouchy, tear-away pants with billowing bottoms. Paired with Fenty-esque creepers it’s easy to imagine the collection looking at home on some yoga-practicing-rave-kid who juice cleanses on Tuesdays.
Wang’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection similarly relied on dissecting and then reconstructing staple garments. And, in the spirit of today’s Gen-Z way of thinking, the offering maintained a sense of gender fluidity while still allowing for markedly feminine touches.
Pinstriped motifs evoked menswear in bikini-style wraparound tops walked by models with fresh-out-of-bed, mussed hair. Male models also took to the runway sporting prime athleisure looks — cotton pullovers and board short style pants in fabrics that looked better cut out for for men’s suiting.
All in all, it was very Wang, especially the silky black cutout dresses showed near the end. We’re positive we’ll see Rihanna rocking both sometime very soon.