New York Collections Women: Alexander Wang AW13
Alexander Wangs cozy and luxurious A/W 13  collection emerged as the antidote to the unfortunate snowstorm hitting New York at the moment. Wang’s mixture of leather with brushed mohair in oversized, boxy coats with dropped waists should keep you warm through a new ice age. This new focus on outerwear and knitwear in black and various shades of grey is sure to translate into retail gold. It proves that Wang as a young designer has business acumen and a great deal of maturity over his peers. It’s interesting to see Wang steer in a more mature direction, which we already saw with pre-fall. The sport influences have been toned down and allowed an overall greater sense of luxury. Perhaps it’s the influence of his new role as creative director at Balenciaga. Regardless it was a standout collection that had expectations go through the roof for his debut at Balenciaga.