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Alexander Wang Spring 2018 Fashion Week Style

Fashion Bytes: Alexander Wang Stops Traffic at New York Fashion Week

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Welcome to Fashion Bytes, a cheat sheet for your favorite runway designers. From style inspirations to behind-the-scenes scoops, here’s everything worth knowing at New York Fashion Week Spring 2018.

The brand: Alexander Wang

The history: After interning at Marc Jacobs and Teen Vogue, Alexander Wang launched his namesake line with three cashmere sweaters; by 2007, a mere two years later, it had become a full collection of super-skinny denim, oversized leather bombers, tuxedo-front minidresses and some of the best-selling handbags of the past decade.

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Alexander Wang on His Exclusive Rose-Gold Capsule Collection & Favorite Lunch Spot

Being part of Alexander Wang‘s squad (#wangsquad) has been a longtime fantasy of ours. We imagine it would involve wearing really amazing clothes—in lots of black—to warehouse ragers, followed by drive-thru burgers and late-night routs of mini-marts with Vince Staples and Anna Ewers.

But we’ll settle for our brief chat with the wunderkind designer about his favorite lunch spot (it’s not fast or snack food) and picking up several pieces from his gorgeous Nordstrom-exclusive rose-gold capsule collection, which unveils today. Truth is, we probably don’t have the kind of energy it would take to stay so many steps ahead of the trends after pulling an all-nighter. But we can definitely pull off those studded sandals.

And it turns out Alexander is pretty chill too.

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A$AP Ferg Is Down with Alexander Wang | Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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We were working ahead, interviewing rapper and fashion designer A$AP Ferg for a top-secret future Pop-In shop, when he mentioned Alexander Wang with an anecdote we thought you might like to read now.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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Alexander Wang’s Priors: Looks From 2007-2016 | Pop-In@Nordstrom Alexander Wang

One way to appreciate the depth and breadth of what Alexander Wang has brought to the fashion game is to look at images from past runway shows.

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Way back in 2007, Joanna Rodger of Vogue praised his “combination of eighties hip-hop and seventies Parisian chic, channeling Run-D.M.C. and YSL simultaneously.” The fall/winter 2016 collection, available at our Pop-In shop, was deemed “slightly profane” and “a whole lot of fun” by Alyssa Vingan Klein for Fashionista. Here’s a look back at Wang, then to now.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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Sun-Kissed Surfer Girls from NARS at Alexander Wang | Backstage Beauty

NARS backstage at Alexander Wang Spring 2016

Photos by Masha Maltsava

On the runway the models wore deconstructed button-up shirts and board shorts; backstage you could find them all in Alexander Wang–themed airbrush tees as they got done up to look like they’d just spent a day surfing on the California coast, where the sand and saltwater lovingly teased their hair into mermaid waves and the sun softly kissed their cheeks.

NARS lead artist Diane Kendal tells us how the day-at-the-beach look was done.

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Hanne Gaby Odiele Rocks Pop-In@Nordstrom Looks on Her Way to Alexander Wang

World’s easiest pop quiz:

Q: What does Pop-In@Nordstrom model Hanne Gaby Odiele wear to report for duty at the Alexander Wang show?

A: A couple of the raddest pieces from our just-opened Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang shop, of course.

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Hanne in Alexander Wang’s pierced wool and angora blend rugby with the Lyndon boot (Girls tights coming soon!)
All images by Michael Yuri Chard 

We caught up with the Belgium-born model on Saturday afternoon at her agency, where we traded a few questions and answers before she headed to Manhattan’s Pier 54 for the big show.

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Alexander Wang x Olivia Kim Q&A | Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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Our own Olivia Kim and Alexander Wang go way back to 2006, when Olivia was the buyer at Opening Ceremony. Wang came through the door with a rolling garment bag, trying to sell some sweaters like a young rapper hustling a demo tape. The next year he crashed the fashion establishment, commencing his ongoing run of spectacular runway shows and game-changing designs.

On the phone – Olivia in Seattle at her office; Alex at his studio in NYC – the two caught up about business, nightlife and approaching fashion as 360-degree storytelling.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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Anniversary Sale Picks: The Designer Edition

The first rule: Buyers know best.

The second rule: See the first rule.

When it comes time to shop our yearly Anniversary Saleand in case you missed the alerts: it’s time!—it just makes good sense to check in with the men and women who curate our top designer merchandise. They strategize these steals and deals with you in mind, and we do mean strategize; read on to find out what iconic Alexander Wang handbag was reinstated specifically for us, and for you.

OK, ready? Let’s do this—from the ground up.

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Alexander Wang’s Kenze boot: $484.90 during our Anniversary Sale, $725 after sale

Says our designer shoe buyer John Langston of Alexander Wang‘s Kenze boots: “They have all the elements of fall’s best trends and they’re so identifiably Wang! They personify Alex’s spirit of individuality and the playful, romantic poet.”

How to wear them? Glad you asked. “This season, short boots act as a new alternative go-to option,” says John. “Skip the pumps and pair these with a myriad of looks—from a cropped carrot pant to an ankle-length straight-leg denim jean or a sleek pencil skirt.”

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10 Things That Happened at New York Fashion Week

The industry is changing, that seems to be the consensus. But with all of the streamed shows, musicians minting collections, fast fashion and bloggers as industry critics, the old adage rings true: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 was a giant circus of stars and star-chasers. Black was back, with gothic overtones. And as fashion looked forward, it couldn’t help but glance back to the ’70s and ’90s. Here are the things that we think are notable from NYFW Fall 2016.

  1. Lady Gaga walked in towering boots for Marc Jacobs. Although the diva’s presence was momentous, the dramatic clothes and theatrical presentation required no gimmicks.

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New York Fashion Week Last Looks: Yesterday’s Runways at Tibi, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Rebecca Minkoff

Renowned member of the minimalism pack, Amy Smilovic took androgyny to new levels with her latest collection for Tibi, giving us a new sense of direction for fall.Tibi_138_fw16And not androgyny in the way everyone else is doing it either. The founder’s take is less “borrowed from the boys” and more “gender fluid,” or as Smilovic put it: “the way a woman wears a guy’s jeans—a guy can wear a woman’s, too.” There’s a style in the ease Smilovic has perfected at the helm of Tibi, one that doesn’t rely on bold patterns and structure, but on simplicity and comfort. There’s never a sense that the clothing is trying too hard, but at the same time there’s nothing underrated about it. Languid silk slips and lace blouses, sans bras, layered under oversized blazers added sensuality to a predominantly male-influenced showcase. Carefully layered velvets, mohairs, furs and metallics all made an appearance in military greens, terracottas and oxbloods with touches of quartz, emerald green and blush.

SHOP: current season Tibi

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