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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Block out

Hey - isn't Alexander Wang's Resort 2015 collection reminding you a liiiiiitle bit of Nazir Mazhar F/W14?

Anyway. At the Resort Presentation in NY a few days ago, Wang explained how the collection's inspiration came from being preoccupied with clothing care instructions and how clothes can be ruined by washing. This explains the laundromat location of the collection shoot - but I also think it's an interesting way to create a graphic, kind of sporty look for the clothes, directly referencing the logo tags you get inside the garment. Playing by the rules in terms of a mannish silhouette, the pieces are boxy, full of contrast and also include some tie-dye. Not necessarily what you'd expect from the downtown-cool designer, but they'll almost certainly have as much street cred as those wearable pieces from Nazir Mazhar.