Alexander Wang Fall 2017: No After-Party Needed

Alexander Wang Fall 2017: No After-Party Needed

The designer's latest collection was a celebration of New York club kids.

The designer's latest collection was a celebration of New York club kids.

Text: Jacob Seferian

Alexander Wang’s NYFW show this past Saturday was a moody brew of dark colors and DIY haircuts, perfecting the club kid aesthetic for which the designer has become known.

In an atypical move, Wang opted to forgo an after party—driving home the point that the show itself was the party, debuting his Fall 2017 collection at an abandoned theater in Harlem while the rest of NYFW raged downtown. Though the show did supply plenty of beer kegs, they did not provide chairs, demanding the audience stand. A move that worked in Wang’s favor, only adding to the impression that attendees were not at a typical fashion show.

Wang’s runway did not disappoint, featuring an effortlessly cool mix of leather, lace, and gray plaid. The collection read like a modern update on the '90s British punk scene (think Vivienne Westwood, but less harsh). Not a totally unpredictable direction for Wang, who’s been fashion’s resident party boy since he burst onto the scene in 2007.

No doubt drawing influence from New York City’s nightlife scene, there wasn’t a bright color to be found in the collection. Even the models were styled like the knockouts you might see dancing at a dive bar, sporting pixies, dark eyeliner, and the look of one too many Vodka Red Bulls. Some of the models reportedly cut their own hair for the runway, only adding a layer of DIY authenticity.

Bella Hadid and V Magazine’s latest cover star, Kendall Jenner, also graced the runway, both in high-waisted black leather getups. The audience was likewise filled with celebrities, with Kylie Jenner, Brooklyn Beckham, Dua Lipa, Ansel Elgort, and Zoe Kravitz all in attendance.

Scroll through the collection in the slideshow below.

Credits: Photos courtesy of Alexander Wang


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