13 January 2010


Out of left field, or... out from downfield? I don't know. I don't follow sports. Nor know anything about them. ANYWAYS what I'm trying to say is that suddenly on the Spring runways I've noticed a different sort of trend.....


The two most prominent *players* in this *arena* were definately Alexander Wang and Alexandre Herchcovich.

Alexander Wang did a play on oldschool mid 20th century football. Padded leather, laced-up detailing, heather sweathshirts. Of course, this is Mr. Wang we are talking about so things were kept classy. Leather was tastefully used for these giant headband things that were reminiscent of old helmets. Some of the clutches even looked like footballs.

I love the use of the corset in one of the earlier looks.... very thought provoking-- what is the link between how women had to wear corsets and how men compete on the playing field?? Chew on this... how is the way women in our world dress similar to how men on the football field have to dress--- practicality, protection... Interesting....

And, like any good fashion show, it starts out as one thing, goes on a journey and ends up as another. Wang started out with said 'classic' looks, then went to a denim-and-red-and-white Americana tomboy look, took the feminine shapes and glammed them up with sequins, mohair-looking fluffiness, and the like.

Alexandre Herchcovitch's take on football relied less on the architecture of the look and more on the fabrics themselves, all sorts of reflectives and striping like referee shirts. To me, at least, it seemed like pretty girls on the sidelines instead of Wang's getting down and dirty in the mud. Anywhoo....

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