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Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2013
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After the precision and linear quality of his spring collection, Alexander Wang was in the mood for something softer for pre-fall. “We were playing with this idea of blurriness and ambiguity,” he said. “I love the idea of intertwining and not knowing where a dress ends and a jacket begins.” He blurred the lines with great scarf dresses, slim with a loosely draped line, some in suede or sueded jersey. They were done in a mostly colorless palette of black, gray and white, although Wang did point out his use of “mink” and “amaretto.” Sweatshirts and sweatpants came in silk printed to look like tweed and jacquard meant to look like flocking, adding nice surface detail and sophistication to the casual streetwear. On the stricter side were tailored looks, such as sharp jackets with leather layering. Accessories offered new bags, including a streamlined stingray backpack with U-shaped metal feet.

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Looks like a Zara lookbook with even more unflattering pants.

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I love the whole vibe of this collection.

Everything he does now will be under excess scrutiny. I also expect the --mostly undeserved--haterade to be in excess.

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Everything he does now will be heavily scrutinize, rightfully so.

As for the collection, it's good. Fresh? No, but good nonetheless.

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Meh. He's been disappointing me for several seasons now.

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I like it, but he needs to get out of the whole grungy black/grey Lisbeth Salander vibe, it's getting almost as bad as the recurring Sicily theme from D&G.

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^ I totally agree with you. Where's the fun?

Nonetheless this is a really nice collection. Nothing new but still very nice.

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Are you ready for Balenciaga? LOL

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I like the whole vibe of the collection as well, I think this is Wang's ladies would be. However, i do agree it wasn't fun and exciting.

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think he's trying to send a contrived message here? the direction of the collection definitely has a certain feel() but retains his usual easiness.

i don't hate it...but as others have said,it's really no better or more different than what we've been seeing from high street---zara/mango/topshop---trends. another thing,his tailoring skills are always so one-dimensional banal to me. there's no nuance in the construction. it's a wonder what he's ever going to do with balenciaga with the limited skill level in that department.

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i really like this a lot, love this luxe look he's going for now

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think he's trying to send a contrived message here? the direction of the collection definitely has a certain feel() but retains his usual easiness.

i don't hate it...but as others have said,it's really no better or more different than what we've been seeing from high street---zara/mango/topshop---trends. another thing,his tailoring skills are always so one-dimensional banal to me. there's no nuance in the construction. it's a wonder what he's ever going to do with balenciaga with the limited skill level in that department.
Agree 100%

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I thought looks #2 - 6 didn't look too bad. There's a certain elegance to some of those looks that's usually lacking in his collection. But then the middle part seems just like a poorly rehashed version of his S/S 2010 collection and I pretty much hate everything there, especially the sweat pants and sweaters. The last three looks are ok, nothing new or exciting there, but at least those outfits are kind of sexy. Extremely boring collection overall, even for a Pre-Fall collection. Also, I find the way it's presented doesn't help this at all, the setting looks so stale and depressing and makes the clothes look even more unappealing.

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It's not bad, a bit complicated in the wrapping in a Haider Ackermann way but without the beautiful harmonious line.

But I think the problem a lot of you are having has more to do with the expectation of execution than the design itself: it probably won't better better made than Zara. Oh well.

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