OK, so Alexander Wang also gave New York an awful lot of gray, brown, and especially black in his Fall / Winter 2010 collection presented last Saturday. But there’s just enough edge to it to keep it from being all work and no play. There was a lot of menswear influence, with blazer details invading even the Bermuda shorts.
There was enough velvet to give it a little glam, and enough skin to remind us that underneath those dark layers and substantial fabrics, we are, indeed women. The idea of the velvet backpack may catch on for Fall / Winter 2010, and if so, hallelujah. Maybe it’s been the economic malaise of the past few seasons, but the offerings for next fall and winter have been heavy on the gray and the menswear influence. I, for one, wouldn’t throw out those bright red tights, if only to keep a modicum of color alive in what looks to be a season in which dark, serious colors reign.
Source: images wwd.com