Alexander Wang is arguably one of those lucky New York designers that started as a downtown streetwear staple that then became an uptown favorite among the city’s elite. And he drew upon this evolution, as well as the clash of classes, in his Fall 2019 show held at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank in Brooklyn. Here, he twisted and turned classic tropes of high-class style into street-friendly pieces while he integrated a sense of sophistication to his more usual downtown items. This was perhaps most prominent with the American sportswear, such as the pairing of vibrantly-hued rugby shirts with mid-length leather pencil skirts or the layering of oversized grunge-looking knits over form-fitting tennis button-ups. Meanwhile, ordinary white t-shirts were given an elegant fix when paired with hints of leopard print, strict tailoring, and black maxi-skirts to make up for interestingly edgy eveningwear. For Wang, there’s no such thing as a class divide, and he interpreted this quite strongly with this unique offering!
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