Alexander Wang Autumn Winter 2011, New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang has a talent. He has a talent for designing in a way that says, “I have no fear.” But the real talent lies in being able to create with such inhibition and  still succeed. Where many designers try new things and fail, Alexander Wang hits it out of the ballpark each and every time.  Trying the idea of ponchos on for size? Now that we’ve seen what Wang has thrown out into the marketplace, will there be any other poncho for the posh people to lust after?  There’s even a “black tie” poncho for the red carpet extremist. Or how about “out of this world” shoulders? No, we don’t mean 1980s shoulder extremo. Wang gives us shoulder embellishments so defined, the neck seems to become almost unfashionable for the season. 

I am in love, I am in awe. There is a reason this young man is winning every award going…


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