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Backstage at Alexander Wang SS15 Dazed
Hanne Gaby Odiele (IMG) Backstage at Alexander Wang SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Alexander Wang SS15 + live stream

Slick silhouettes, techy trainer-inspired fabrics and RiRi and Nicki in the front row – all to a head-bobbing soundtrack of Diplo and Matrixxman ft. Mykki Blanco

Initial reaction: 

Just look at Die Antwoord: the two were jammin' in the front row from the moment the first model walked out. Granted, it's hard to sit still with Diplo blaring from all sides, but fashion audiences don't usually feel the rhythm of a show like you would a song. Maybe we should. Alexander Wang was a great place to start: slick silhouettes, intricately crafted techy fabrics and a sporty vibe expressed a kind of cool you could feel. Head bob.

Trainer heaven:

Brands we never expected – Chanel, Dior – have shown trainers on the runway. But in a clever and crafty move, Wang took the trainer as the core inspiration for his collection. High-tech weaves with sculptural stiffness, cutouts overlain with mesh, a tread-inspired dress and even tiny barcodes on the collars of the opening looks all brought to mind fashion kicks fresh out of the box. The shoes in the show weren't actually trainers, though, but stretchy knit heels.

Front row ladies:

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. 'Nuff said.

Wang gives RiRi a hug backstage:

The soundtrack to Alexander Wang SS15:

Wang's AW14 show saw robo-warriors sporting brightly pigmented utilitarian ensembles, chevron knits and laser-cut leather paisley prints. See it below:

Models: Mariana Santana (@marianaosantana), Maartje Verhoef (@maartjeverhoef), Mari N, Hanne Gaby Odiele (@hannegabysees), Ine Neefs (@ineneefs), Sarah Brannon (@ssarandipityy), Mina Cvetkovic (@how_about_mina), Josephine Le Tutour (@josephinelt), Audrey Nurit, Dasha Denisenko, Vanessa Moody (@vemoody), Alexandra Hochguertel