Another Fashion Week / Econ casualty: Alexander Wang will not be hosting his crush of an after-party after his show at the Roseland Ballroom on Valentine's Day (same day as Swaim and Christina Hutson's new line debuts), which lets him off the hook from topping that surprise Foxy Brown performance from Spring 09. In the meantime, enjoy this video of Foxy's performance, along with Alex bopping on stage to her side. So cute.
Alexander Wang’s Return to Normalcy?
Last season, I didn't love Alexander Wang, but I did love the concepts. The pinstripe, the baby bells, the camel--these were all items or ideas that I knew would become important to fashion soon, if not immediately. Camel and baby bells caught on fast. Pinstripe is still yet to emerge, but I feel its presence underneath the surface. Maybe it was the negative press garnered from his last collection, or simply the desire to move away from trend-heavy pieces. But this season's Alexander Wang show was entirely new, yet not totally fresh. The first half of the show was all white--I tweeted that I was sure "clean slate" would pop up in nearly every review written about the collection. But it really did seem like some sort of rebirth--Wang even painted his models hair and eyebrows with streaks of white.