Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019 | Collection 2

Alexander Wang just debuted his latest ready-to-wear collection for Pre-Fall 2019 titled Collection 2, with Sophia the robot sitting in the front row, wearing Wang’s boxy blazer style, with metal safety pins forming hearts on both of her sleeves. As a follow-up to Collection 1, this collection celebrated the great American hustle. The dark edgy fall collection resembled both classical and timeless elegance as well as fresh and funky vibes of the early 90s. The number one material that inevitably inspired Alexander in creating of this collection is leather.

The leather is a staple piece of all looks whether in an execution of skirts, pants, coats or dresses. Showcasing both men’s and womenswear, the collection is a seamless mix of both high and low-class interpretations, with a luxury twist amongst the threads.

Oversized tailoring is paired with full leather hoodies, vests and pants – combining streetwear silhouettes and luxury materials. Breaking up the edgy pieces, sporty rugby shirts are emblazoned with street-art prints bringing a casual touch to an otherwise grunge-driven collection.

See the entire lineup below.

VALENTINO PRE FALL 2019 IN TOKYO

hp_valentino_prefall19_tkyValentino showcased its first co-ed Pre-Fall 2019 collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli at Warehouse Terrada in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, on the occasion of the launch of a special Valentino concept store in its space at Ginza Six.  The collection was inspired by Japan and the concept of “Wabi Sabi”. Focused on contrasts such as symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and balance and the house’s signature color – RED. The iconography of the Maison – the ruffles, the lace, the grace, and then the flowers, the colors, the motifs – is interpreted in a wabi sabi key. Volumes are purified, ruffles are crushed, pleats are misaligned. Black and red are splashed onto prints, the V logo marks allover.

Intermissions allow meanings and possibilities to expand.
The space between things is a place for pondering and inventing.
A syllable captures this suspended idea of construction: Ma.

Ma as an expansive and meaningful void.

Familiar signs are transposed and seen anew. Change is in the point of view: a quest for imperfect perfection. The code becomes inclusive, keeping the street as the horizon.

Check out the entire lineup below.