Innovative surface details and architectural form welcome Wang's first SS14 for the house
New sensibilities in Wang’s highly anticipated first SS14 collection for Balenciaga, which saw him fuse innovative surface details with the house’s famed architectural approach.
A tangle of overgrown tree branches inside an observatory in Paris.
The show opened to complete silence and harsh spotlights. A technical problem, perhaps, but the latter half of the show was sound tracked by I Chase the Devil, by Max Romeo (the reggae track sampled by the Prodigy in Out of Space.)
Sportswear codes from Alexander Wang’s own collection filtered through in running shorts and cropped tank tops – references from his childhood he frequently draws on.
Sculptural Raffia-like tweed biker jackets zipped tight to the waist, and stiff A-line mini skirts.
Black spidery embellishments over pale paneled mini dresses, asymmetric cut and architectural capes attached to the waist trousers.
Leather headbands bent into floppy bows behind the head, and wide cuff-like neck chokers in gold, also worn on each wrist.
Daria Werbowy closing the show in an off shoulder gown with metallic embellishment and a sheer skirt.
Jourdan Dunn in a cape-like deconstructed black baby doll dress with leather trim, and Hanne Gaby in pastel blue shoulder frills with satin skirt.
How they wore it:
Clean, centre-parted hair tucked behind the ears, and a subtle sweep of red bronze under the eyes.
Models: Lexi Boling (@lexiboling), Ine Neefs, Leva Palionyte, Zoe Huxford (@zoehuxford), Suvi Koponen (@SuviRiggs), Tiana Tolstoi (@tianatolstoi ), Mariina Keskitalo (@MariinaKes), Joanna Tatarka, Nova Malanova (@novamalanova), Hedvig Palm (@hedvigpa), Sam Rollinson (@samrollinson), Edie Campbell (@ebcampbell), Carolin Loosen (@carolinloosen), Caroline Brasch Nielsen (@caroline_brasch), Iran, Ashleigh Good (@ashinstagood), Kati Nescher, Meghan Collison (@meghancollison), Irina Kravchenko, Fei Fei Sun (@FeiFeiSunSun), Lisa Verberght (@lisaverberght), Estella Brons (@estellabrons), Hanne Gaby (@hannegabysays), Mariska van der Zee, Malwina Garstka, Julia Stegner (@juliastegner1), Jourdan Dunn (@officialjdunn), Anna Ewers, Ophelie Guillermand (@ophelieguillermand), Bette Franke, Joan Smalls (@Joansmalls), Maartje Verhoef (@maartjeverhoef), Josephine Le Tutor (@JosephineLT_), Elisabeth Erm, Daria Strokous (@DariaStrokous), Kasia Struss (@kasiastruss), Julia Nobis, Kate Goodling (@kategoodling1), Daria Werbowy