With New York Fashion Week in full throttle, I've been researching the collections to see what's likely to be an editorial hit for S/S 10 and what trends I'll be rocking once the impending winter chills.
One of my favourites so far, not just in terms of wearability but also for his vision, has to be not-so-new boy, Alexander Wang. Looking to the all-American sportsman for inspiration, Wang took basic sportswear silhouettes and shaped them into new-season essentials. With favourites including Natasha Poly and Anna Selezneva storming the floodlit catwalk in ribbed knee-high socks, Wang used a muted colour palette of khaki and grey marl to sku his shapes.
Taking the standard grey sweatshirt, Wang showed that with a nude mesh corset or with cocoon-shaped shoulders, there's two ways to wear this wardrobe basic (female-friendly Y-fronts optional). In other looks, sports-striped trousers hung louche on the hips and could easily be pared with this season's Chloe wedge boots, while tobacco-brown leather inserts were seen on sweaters and lace-up shorts. And the pièce de résistance? A deflated American football clutch.
I'm a huge fan of Wang's designs and will be looking forward to seeing how his designs are picked up in the online stores such as Net-a-Porter, Matches and Browns, and also how his collection will be interpreted by the high street. No doubt GAP (who he collaborated with this year and who are the high street leaders in sports-chic), will be the one to turn to.
images courtesy of style.com