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Alexander Wang gets 'racy'

Motocross chic? NASCAR glam? If there is such a thing, Alexander Wang has found it. He did up his usual deconstruction thing, but this time with the gritty gear of those who like to take their souped-up vehicles into high gear. The result—a sexy, colorful mix of mesh bombers (revealing neon polos underneath), ripstop pants, cargo shorts and dresses with peplums and lotsa zip pockets.

There were laser-cut leather minis and a great cropped plastic jacket with grommet holes. And the multi-colored, skin-tight intarsia knit tracksuits (with leggings instead of the standard loose pants) would look at home in the driver’s seat of an Indy 500 racecar.

Perhaps most unusual were the “sheer sweatshirts,” which were worn over polos and had the elements of a traditional patterned sweatshirt, with bright orange chevron decals going down the back or sleeves—but none of the actual gray fleecy part.

There were great leather weekenders, too, slung diagonally over shoulders like golf bags. And some just as big. They looked luxe—and heavy! Not the easiest thing to tote when you’re teetering in those ankle-strap mules.


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