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Alexander Wang doesn't short shrift his own label

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm •  Published: February 9, 2013
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He also updated menswear-inspired suiting — not once but twice — adding slits on the shoulders and zipper hardware on a satin tuxedo, and slashing the sleeves and opening the neck on a coatdress. The palette was almost entirely gray and black; ink blue had a strong, supporting role.

"There was a little more opulence. I had in mind the great couturiers of the '30s, '40s, '50s, but interpreted in T-shirts and sweats — that's me. It's sportswear, it's what I wear and what I do," Wang said in a post-show interview.

Soon, he'll jet off to Paris for fashion week there in early March. Wang replaces Nicolas Ghesquiere as designer of the storied house of Balenciaga.

"Tomorrow I'll change my focus, but I want to remember this collection for at least a night," Wang said.

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