NYFW Day Three: Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2017

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At Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2017, the theme was #NoAfterParty, but the looks served the dance-til-dawn crowd regardless.

A hipster location, kegs of Peroni, and a killer DJ – you’re not at a rave, but Alexander Wang was determined to make you feel like you were. Smack in the middle of Harlem’s abandoned RKO Hamilton Theater, models stomped the runway to a thudding soundtrack provided by Young Metro. The theme was #NoAfterParty, a slogan which marched down the flanks of black tights worn by many of the models, and were made available to the public for purchase the day after the show.

For all its after-party protesting, Wang’s Fall/Winter 2017 served the dance-til-dawn crowd regardless. For the most part – save for some smart Prince-of-Wales checkered looks – the clothes were all black and ringed with studs, staples, and spikes. Wang also flirted with current trends, like ruffled accents and exaggerated sleeves, which took the punky, rebellious aesthetic of his Fall/Winter 2017 presentation to higher ground (read: high fashion rather than streetwear). Plenty of looks bore bedazzled slogans undoubtedly made for the Insta-generation, proclaiming colloquialisms like “Paid Paid Paid” and other phrases that are better left unsaid. While Wang seems unconcerned with innovation at this phase in his career, his off-duty-cool collections continue to win over the youth crowd.

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