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Alexander Wang's Spring 2015 collection: Sneaker style

The Alexander Wang Spring 2015 collection is modeled

The Alexander Wang Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. Credit: AP

The inspiration:  The genial, energetic designer Alexander Wang has in past seasons given hints of what’s on his mind with his invites.  This one—a slab of black rubber—foreshadowed a line that’s all about…the sneaker.

 

The vibe:  Sporty, sporty, sporty.  Not that the models wore sneakers, mind you—they were perched atop spike heels. But the clothes themselves flirted with motifs usually associated with sneakers—perforations, tread-ish textures and patterns like lacing.

 

The lust-o-meter:  Whether you dig sneakers (like Wang does) or not, odds are you’re going to be down with the designer’s lean, high-waist trousers, in black, with flap pockets and a chic sheen. They looked great paired with bright clingy tops and shells. There’s also a clever, tux-like bomber in black satin with buttons down the sleeve. If you are sporty, you’ll flip for Wang’s tennis whites and those minis with Fortuny pleats.

 

Hmmm…:  Wang showed in his usual venue—a hanger on Pier 94, along the Hudson River—which was a wise choice, after making fashionistas trek to (gasp) Brooklyn last season.

 

Our take:  We’ll follow him wherever. (We took the water taxi last season—it was a cinch.) Wang now heads up the House of Balenciaga in addition to his own line, but his casual downtown street cred remains strong.

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