Designer Alexander Wang debuted his first ready-to-wear collection for the French fashion house Balenciaga at the RTW Paris Fashion Week, Feb. 28. It was a moment every fashion lover had been waiting for since Wang's appointment with the brand and we must say we are mighty impressed.
Wang might have stayed in tune with the trend of subtle elegance in black and white but in no way was the collection boring or repetitive. In fact who knew you could do so much with these colors?
Wang's models showcased his flawless collections of dresses, pantsuits, shirts and tops and warm winter wear like jackets and over coats. The dresses, mostly figure hugging, featured meticulous thread work giving them a formal and elaborate look. A white knee length sleeveless dress especially stole out hearts with its daintiness and refinement.
The creations were very structured with rounded shoulders that gave the dresses and winter wears an elongated appeal. Also Wang played around with styles like loose tops with cap sleeves and round edged coats inspired from the 60s collection of Balenciaga.
Structured coats with defined cuts and angles looked stunning paired with dresses and skinny ankle length pants and their glittery buttons added to the sophisticated appeal.
Skirts were slimming and came with overlapped curves in the front and were paired with white shirts making them perfect formal wear.
On the edgier side, Wang showcased round neck dresses with cut out sides and peplum style waists paired with suede boots. The dresses in black looked formal but had a flirtatious appeal due to the cut outs and peplum.
A formal wear that we couldn't get enough of was an embroidered white top paired with black ankle length pants which looked extremely elegant and classy. So who says formal wear is boring?
Wang also showcased some looks that are bound to be a red carpet staple soon - especially a black off the shoulder jumpsuit.
Wang seemed as excited as anyone about his collection. "I woke up this morning and thought, 'Oh, my gosh-I am showing Balenciaga' ... it hadn't really hit me yet," Wang WWD. "It's all sinking in [though], and I am super excited."
When Wang was appointed as the creative director of Balenciaga, the move garnered mixed responses from industry experts. He was branded as too young to take over such a well established brand. But with this collection Wang has not only proved himself but also made us believe that Balenciaga could not have done better.