Dubbed “COLLECTION 2,” Alexander Wang‘s latest runway presentation was another ode to his heritage. Whereas “COLLECTION 1” explored his roots as an immigrant and Chinese-American, this new range is “celebration of the American hustle,” Wang told Vogue. We’re taking stereotypes of class and wealth and trying to remix them, giving status symbols a new sensibility.”
Encompassing a variety of mens’ and womens’ looks, the offering repurposed imagery indicative of hustlers, movers and shakers, giving new life to leopard-printed faux fur layers, leather vests and oversized belt buckles. Wang’s covetable denim jeans anchored billowing blazers and coats, the latter occasionally emblazoned with graffiti-life smiley faces as a nod to metropolitan street art.
Comfortable running shoes and hefty derbies both paired naturally with the high-low blend of leather hoodies and spread-collar shirts alike, a similar concept embodied by the slouchy striped sweaters and loose leather trousers. Slim gold necklaces, dark shades, slicked-back hair and trim tailoring underlined the hustler mentality, while the luxurious leather carry-alls slung over the models’ shoulders recalled the humble garment bag, a utilitarian staple.
Check out the full range of looks above and watch the models in action below.
Most recently, Wang reused “COLLETION 2”‘s “PA!N” imagery for a collaboration with NTWRK.