By now, most people know that an Alexander Wang fashion show is not just a show, but an experience. This season was no different.
Wang has a history of staging his shows in unconventional locations. In the past, a Brooklyn greenhouse, a church, and even a bank have all been locations for the WangFest. This time around, he continued that tradition by staging his Fall/Winter 17 in the abandoned historical RKO Hamilton Theater on Broadway and 146th street in Harlem.
The invite declared, “no after-party”, a theme which was repeated throughout the night on entrance wristbands and on models’ tights.
The thought of a Alexander Wang show without an after-party sounds almost ludicrous, however, Wang turned it up a notch to ensure the show itself was a party. Upon their arrival at the historic theater, invitees were presented with a sea of Peroni kegs making certain that no guests were to stay thirsty.
After grabbing a drink or two, guests made their way to the “standing room only” stage where the music by MetroBoomin was literally ground shaking.
Wang fest is usually one of the most anticipated events during the fashion week, infamous for its celebrity-packed guest lists. The Wang Gang rolled deep, as a flood of black SUVs crowded outside the theater hiding inside them countless super celebrities from all walks of life. VIPS like A$AP Ferg, Teyana Taylor, Sofia Richie, Fetty Wap, Ansel Elgort, and Brooklyn Beckham were just a few on the epic guest list. Kylie Jenner, accompanied by Tyga, was also present to cheer on her sister Kendall and friend Bella Hadid.
While the Spring/Summer collection was refreshingly all sportiness and colorful with models in vibrant bikini tops and variation of scuba gears. For the Fall/Winter collection, old habits die hard for Wang as he relapsed to his trademark all dark garb theme.
Lead by star models Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the collection featured a series of skintight leather trousers, militaristic suit jackets, metallic tailored dresses, and graphic tees – a look in which Bella killed, in a good way. Alexander Wang knows what the people want.
And as long as there are fashions weeks, there will be people dying to experience Alexander Wang.