For his AW15 campaign, Alexander Wang has enlisted Alice Glass, Molly Blair and Japanese dance duo Ayabambi to join his gothic girl gang
Just a week after rumours surrounding the designer’s Balenciaga contract surfaced in the press, Alexander Wang has released his AW15 campaign. Shot by Steven Klein, it carries on in the heavy metal inspired vein of his AW15 show which cited Kiss and Marilyn Manson as references. Wang has enlisted Molly Blair (who you may remember from Marc Jacobs’ AW15 campaign) and Dazed cover star Binx Walton to don his all-black collection of boxy jackets, cropped trousers, chain mail dresses, metal nylon MA-1 jackets and Frankenstein boots. Fellow models Anna Ewers, Lexi Boling, Sarah Brannon and Isabella Emmack have also joined the fray.
But it’s not just models in Wang’s AW15 campaign clique. Former frontwoman of electro duo Crystal Castles Alice Glass and Japanese dance duo Ayabambi are also featured. Ayabambi started it out as a YouTube sensation but more recently starred in Madonna’s “Bitch I'm Madonna” video and in AnOther Magazine’s fashion and dance film series MOVEment.
“I also wanted the casting to feel more eclectic this season,” the designer told WWD. “Alice Glass has been someone I absolutely adore, and I’ve been watching Aya and Bambi for a while since I stumbled upon them online. Coincidentally, they had just been cast for Madonna and I met them at M’s party in Paris and fell in love. They all are such individuals yet they all fit the characters of this collection seamlessly. Part of youth culture relates back to tribes and groups, and a sentiment of feeling collectively different; to feel both a sense of defiance, and of belonging.”