Alexander Wang F/W 2018
It’s not easy being Alexander Wang. From the beginning of his career he was one of the darlings of the fashion press and buyers. Handsome, easy going, soft spoken with an honest streak and talent he won over the industry with his ushering in of the athleisure era in high fashion. Then he got the job at Balenciaga and became a prince. But as it often happens, the pressure and snobbiness of Paris made him turn inward. As a result, Wang became more and more self-indulgent with his New York shows for his brand, culminating in the infamous Wangfest last season where the audience had to wait and wait to see not much in terms of a collection. Last night, Wang redeemed himself with his athletic armor office collection in all black. It hit a nerve.