Pre-Fall 2019 collections are surfacing across the globe as the world’s best and most celebrated designers present fresh concepts for the upcoming seasons. After Kim Jones’ Dior took to Tokyo for his futuristic light show and runway, a little closer to his hometown, Alexander Wang heated things up in a frosty New York with what he has dubbed, “COLLECTION 2”.
A follow up to “COLLECTION 1” – which saw the American-based creative present his spring line three months before anyone else – Wang decked out the former Williamburg Savings Bank with leather and oversized tailoring. With Spring 2019 exploring his roots as a Chinese-American immigrant, this latest instalment sees a “celebration of the American hustle”.
Speaking to Vogue over the weekend, Wang described his collection: “We’re taking stereotypes of class and wealth and trying to remix them, giving status symbols a new sensibility.”
Showcasing both men’s and womenswear, the collection is a seamless mix of both high and low-class interpretations, with a luxury twist amongst the threads. Oversized tailoring synonymous with Wall Street style is paired with full leather hoodies, vests and pants – combining streetwear silhouettes and luxury materials. Breaking up the edgy pieces, sporty rugby shirts are emblazoned with street-art prints bringing a casual touch to an otherwise grunge-driven collection.
Accompanying the looks, footwear comes in the form of white “dad” sneakers and patent leather dress-shoes, contrasting against formal and more streetwear looks. Further displaying the “American hustle”, black shades, slicked back hair and mixed metal chains are masterfully layered to finish off the styles.
To get a closer look at the runway tune into the runway above and see every menswear look for Pre Fall 2019 below.