Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 2013

Sporting large elbow-high fur mitts and boxy cardigans, Alexander Wang’s girls looked all-ready to combat the upcoming winter storms. This was perhaps in recognition of the freakish weather of late, but more importantly, it hallmarked the designer’s contribution to fashion and the reason why he was appointed creative director of Balenciaga. His ability to create clothes that are desirable to fashion mavens makes him a winner in many buyers' books.

Wang’s designs were invariably playful as he mixed different textures together, opting for embroidered leather appliqués on alpaca and overstitched astrakhan with silk threads. The result was patterned tops and jumpers that looked soft to touch whilst having the illusory effect of a tiger pattern on the surface. And by combing out mohair to create an 'extra hairy' texture, New York's king of cool showed that when it comes to clothes that are non-conventionally functional yet wearable, these are as good as they get.

 

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