Photo from Courtesy of Balenciaga
“Last Dance with Alexander Wang: Still Architectural."
As one of the most influential fashion brands, Balenciaga won the admiration of fashion industry because of its sense of structure and pioneer design. Spring 2016 was Alexander Wang's last show for Balenciaga.
The menswear collection showcases pieces that borrow from military uniforms, using the trenches coats alongside with plenty of button-ups and sharp polo shirts. The design for the stacked pockets on his garments is based on sculpted designs, which use bricks to create an architectural style. Though the majority of garments were in monochromatic tone, there were reptile and tie-dye prints that made the collection more vivid. Architectural monuments in Brazil, which designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, inspired this collection.
The 2016 spring collection Runway show was one of the designer’s most impressive. The structured silhouette, military-style combat boots, and black and green hues’ were an improvement a departure from last year’s. All elements become so fashionable in Alexander Wang's hands, and with a simple and neat suit jacket, tough and luxurious urban man images presented perfectly.