fashion • 13 Sep, 2017
Alexander Wang Got Weird At #Wangfest
Designer Famous For His After-Parties Took A Strange Turn With His Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
It probably seemed like a good idea. Cattle herd a host of media and celebrities into a dead-end street in Bushwick, New York. And turn up an hour and a half late, and on a fun bus loaded with Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, and Bella Hadid and others.
Except this time, Alexander Wang’s in the fashion bad books for his wonky #WangFest. The New York Times reported Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner were left ‘penned up and shivering behind metal bars’ — not in a Kanye bedroom-game gone wrong, but ‘balancing on their teetering heels’, waiting for the Wang of the moment, Alexander, to finally front.
Still, the designer came through with the goods, cool club-wear for that bar that won’t let you in, and more from that Adidas collabo. But the whole extrava-Wang-za eclipsed the SS18 styles somewhat. There was a bouncy castle, and a live band, an igloo, a Dunkin’ Donuts buffet and a large-scale Domino’s pizza takeout.
Now, we can’t send you to chill in that corner of New York City, but we can bring you a few choice pieces from the former Balenciaga Creative Director’s new collection below.
Words by David Kaye