“I still do believe there is room for an artistic vision, and craft. Nothing has truly never been done [before], but whatever you bring to it, what time you do it, is your statement” Wang said during a preview.
For fall 2016, Wang crossed her artful inclinations with the tropes of fencing, creating an intensely sensual attitude with a hint of the perverse. It both compelled and challenged.
Wang worked both aggressive and gentle elements, as well as weight and transparency. A key item: the plastron, integrated into a linear silhouette, exaggerated with monster platform sandals (thick and high), and worn with spats of varying height. The long line was inspired by Giacometti — at least that was the sound-bite spiel. Really, the compelling silhouette came, she said, “in reaction to seeing a lot of minis and a lot of more obvious silhouettes.”