Back in June, Alexander Wang embarked on his new runway schedule outside of the traditional New York Fashion Week calendar. The designer, who will now be presenting a Collection 1 show in June and Collection 2 show in December, debuted the latter on Saturday night with a leather and tweed-filled runway in Brooklyn.
Delivering his own take on “The American Hustle,” Wang merged a melting pot of aesthetics together for a collection celebrating working women (and men) on the go. There were Matrix-inspired leather skirts fused with Chanel-esque tweeds for a fresh take on uptown meets downtown style. There were nods to ’80s power suiting and a series of casual sporty looks bringing the “work hard, play hard” mentality to life on the runway. But perhaps most impressively, there were grownup pigtails and towel-wrapped hairstyles that managed to look not only cool, but somehow chic.
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Wang, who has always been a master of party girl style, continued his foray into the working girl world with more matured looks for the woman who hustles well beyond her 9-to-5. While doing so, he managed to stay true to the brand’s DNA—bringing a touch of downtown cool to every look, even ladylike tweed cardigans and jackets.
The collection’s real piéce de resistance that everyone can get at home? Bath towel-wrapped hair topping off on-the-go looks (a vibe every busy woman can get behind). Consider it the modern-day take on your mom’s hair in curlers look—or perhaps bathleisure? Either way, expect to see this “hair trend” take over Instagram.
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As always, the show delivered a front row filled with members of the Wang squad, including 21 Savage, Teyana Taylor, Paloma Elsesser, and a surprise appearance from Sophia the Robot.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.
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