You are viewing the Russian Vogue website. If you prefer another country’s Vogue website, select from the list

Хотите получать уведомления о самых важных новостях из мира моды? Да, подписаться

Suzy Menkes

Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.

Alexander Wang is Fetishising Sneakers

New York Fashion Week Day Two

7 Сентября 2014

Rihanna was in the front row taping her tomato-red platform shoes, her blue Alexander Wang outfit rising so high up her bronzed legs that the hem was not too far from her matching hat.
 
And the music artist was one of the first to jump up as her favourite designer took his bow.
 
“It’s all about fetishising sneakers,” said Wang backstage, to explain the kernel of a collection that was focused on sportswear, raised to a high level of elegance and energy – with his signature sneaker patterns and lace-up fastenings on dynamic clothes.
 
“Sneakers are everyone’s obsession, so I thought, ‘why not do a show based on all the iconic pieces that I grew up with and speak to my generation?’” said the designer, explaining that these elements were worked in an artisanal way.
 
The result was an imaginative blend of what Wang does: the sporty energy and forward-thinking fabrics of his eponymous line, and the couture elegance he has learnt in his role at Balenciaga in Paris.
 
That meant graceful ankle-length dresses – still in sportswear fabrics – interspersed with the sneaker-inspired pieces.
Last season Wang played fashion games with clothes that changed colour according to body temperature. For summer 2015, he absorbed vivid colour into the collection, including weaves of red, white and blue for a bustier top, or vivid Nike-bright shades used for cute stretch dresses with short skirts.
Significantly, the models’ feet were not in those sneakers that gave a fillip to Chanel haute couture. Instead the shoes were walkable high heels.
Wang’s great strength is the energy that he gets into his collections. It was as though the laced-shoe images might burst open at the midriff, or the twisted shoelace effect on the chest stretch open.
But Wang has learnt a lot about fashion and how to temper the pace of a show since he started nine years ago. A soft, cloud grey was interspersed with the bright and cheery sneaker colours, making the clothes seem like a range suited to many generations.

This collection was important because the designer showed his rapid and dynamic fashion maturity – and also fed into American sportswear, which has suffered recently from a fading image.
 
It is hard to imagine how Wang can be so productive that he is able to cross continents, from New York to Paris to China. I guess he must just keep running on a pair of magic sneakers.

Instagram @SuzyMenkesVogue
Twitter @SuzyMenkesVogue
Facebook.com/SuzyMenkes



смотрите ТАКЖЕ

Dolce & Gabbana: Double Vision
english

Dolce & Gabbana: Double Vision

In conversation at London’s famous fashion school, Central Saint Martins, Dolce & Gabbana told their story

Импортные джинсы
Новости

Импортные джинсы

С 25 мая джинсы из дебютной коллекции новой линии Denim х Alexander Wang можно будет купить в универмаге «Цветной»

Chloé’s Free Spirit Lives On
english

Chloé’s Free Spirit Lives On

Paris Fashion Week Day Five

еще в разделе Suzy Menkes

Alexander Wang is Fetishising Sneakers

Taking Sportswear Into the Digital Age

Lacoste and Dion Lee at New York Fashion Week Day Two

Alexander Wang is Fetishising Sneakers

Suzy Menkes: Prabal Gurung S/S 2015

New York Fashion Week Day Two

комментарии / 0

оставить комментарий

самое популярное

Макароны Dolce & Gabbana
Table Talk Макароны Dolce & Gabbana

Много не съешь — слишком дорого

5 секретов красивых волос Тамуны Циклаури
Новости 5 секретов красивых волос Тамуны Циклаури

Заповеди, которые помогают дизайнеру собирать тысячи лайков


подписка на журнал

Для Вас все самое интересное
и свежее в мире моды

VOGUE на планшете

Свежий номер журнала
по специальной цене

VOGUE на iphone

Скачайте
по специальной цене!

VOGUE коллекции

Для iPhone
и iPad

Vogue Россия
в Facebook

Vogue Россия
в Vkontakte

Vogue Россия
в Twitter

Видео-канал
VOGUE Россия

vogue россия
в instagram

Instagram

Самые яркие
фото VOGUE.ru