Alexander Wang has a Wang Squad. No, seriously, they even have an Instagram account (@wangsquad) of tall, beautiful and impossibly aspirational it-girls such as Lexi Boling, Anna Ewers, Binx Walton and, lately, Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawfords mini-me daughter).
So, unsurprisingly, the Alexander Wang SS/16 collection isnt about the clothes, its about his squad. This collection is pure street style andjust like photographer Steven Kleins gritty campaign photosit’s full of texture, fringe, leather, mesh and chain metal straps! The clothes are almost basic: monochromatic tank tops and crop tops, silk pajama tops and dresses, frayed denim shorts, bomber jackets and clunky flat sandals. But the devil in Wangs design detail is the tough metal chains, which show up in tank top straps, in jewelry and on purses. This collection is not high fashion. Its not spring-like either, unless your idea of spring is black, drab grey and dark olive. This collection is pure attitude aggressive, raw and clannish. In the Wangs world the clothes arent for the individual, theyre for the squad.