Model Citizen

Alexander Wang Spring 2014

Alexander Wang does another model-off-duty look with a keen precision and a street-wise accuracy. His minimalist ode to  90’s grunge and heroin chic influences a ‘la Kate Moss is as fresh and wearable today as it was back when Benetton stirred up more controversy than commercialism.The edgy designer drew upon popular Nineties motifs, crop tops, boyish bralets,utalitarian jackets, hoodies, sporty duffel bags, boxy shift dresses and overalls and used his signature luxe fabrics, logos (another Nineties inspired detail) and fade-to-black color palette in the collection to make it feel wholly Alexander Wang. But as mush as the collection is Wang, it also can’t help but feel like Kate. A cheeky tee emblazoned with the “Parental Advisory” warning  on the front- and the blonde model wearing it- bare a striking resemblance to the Supreme Tee-shirt ads featuring the insouciant supermodel pouting in the skater tee and a fur coat which took NYC’s scaffoldings by storm.