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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Alexander Wang: Fall/Winter- 2012/2013

There are key eras of the 20th Century whose fashions we look back on and romanticise, the Roaring Twenties is undeniably one of them. The social changes and restrictions of the era gave birth to a new type of woman, the flapper, and the fashions she wore. As we look forwards to 2012s fashion we’re increasingly seeing the case for a revival of the 1920s or at least elements of it. From a glance at this collection, Alexander Wang pushes the envelope with eclectic fabrication. Tweeds, suede's, and wool knits are waxed to create the sense of plasticity shiny outerwear. It's Wang's aesthetic; sporty, tough, and part tomboy looks, but this time around incorporating those elements while bringing together hints of military strictness and refinement of structure. Feminine details stole the spotlight as they were in chiffon drapes combined with leather, or silk fringing that turned throat-latching jackets into shimmying dresses. Using both the late and early 20s as a muse, this has to be the most literal hybrid of modern and flapper that perhaps we've seen to date.