For Spring, Alexander Wang deviated from his tried-and-true route of edgy black grunge and rock apparel and opted for… preppy – if a tad abstract – looks “cheerleaders and jocks should’ve worn in high school” (Style.com). The football gear felt very 40s – I think of the Three Stooges – and the striped sweaters and other prep-wear (semi-sheer sweatervests, etc.) filled in the leftover slots. Leather shorts and wool felt almost fallish to me, which is good, because that’s what season we’re wearing now. Who says you can’t take cues for fall from the spring runway?
Alla Kostromicheva. A ‘football’ look. Or is it baseball? (I don’t know of either who wear capes…)
Magdalena Fracowiak. A… cheerleader?
Abbey Lee. Now those are some leather shorts. (Football gear or sex-shop purchase? You decide)
Regina Feoktistova. Stripes, anyone?
Freja Beha Erichsen. More leather shorts.
Karmen Pedaru. Leater cuffed pants… getting longer…
Natasha Poly. Minimalistic sweater dress (with a random extra strap). Looks cosy (if you’re Natasha Poly, aka Zero Extra Hips, and can pull it off).
Hanne Gaby Odiele. Preppy sweater: check.
Karlie Kloss. Gothic sporty chic? Check.
Freja Beha Erichsen.
Abbey Lee. Cheerleaders’ uniforms for the big game? Check.
Magdalena Fracowiak. Players’ uniforms? Check (complete with furry shoulder pads!)
Final thoughts: at first glance I didn’t really like the collection, but when I browsed through all the looks individually, I ended up liking lots of them – mostly for their uniqueness. No other designer has gone the 40s-football and sporty-prep route for spring… yet… So yes, I liked it.