Alexander Wang Fall 2009 Ready-to-WearAlexander Wang Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
Alexander Wang Fall 2009 Ready-to-WearAlexander Wang Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

One of my favorite shows so far is Alexander Wang's Fall/Winter '09 collection.  This more mature collection featured a predominantly black color palette and a significant amount of coordination in each look.  Long leathery legs melted seamlessly into identical leather boots and a tweed suit turned into somewhat of a tweed onesie due to the complementary boots featured in the look.    However, this matching never felt unimaginative and added a unique sense of cohesion to the line.  Textures supplanted color variety in this collection with the combination of fur and silk adding depth to monochromatic looks.   

My favorite look was a black bra-top dress with mesh detail, military boots, and a wide brimmed hat with a medieval chainmail-esque scarf.  The collection featured many form-fitting artfully cut dresses paired with ankle and full length leggings.  These sexy dresses were worn with military boots to create an interesting juxtaposition that resulted in a visually stimulating hardened femininity.   Baggier items such as a surprisingly tailored white boyfriend fit oxford were worn with leggings which added definition and maintained the cohesive fit of the collection.  Revamped suiting could be seen in the form of a cropped blazer with mariachi style high waist studded pants and an impeccably tailored low cut blazer and coordinating leggings.  
Overall this collection reflects maturity without abandoning the creative and edgy aesthetic of Alexander Wang.  The accomplishment of these 2 feats are the makings of a truly great designer.     

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