Balenciaga Ready To Wear Spring Summer 2016 Paris
If there was any doubt left about how Alexander Wang felt in regards to his departure from Balenciaga, it was put to rest when the designer took his bow at the end of his final show for the house. Running down the runway like a bat outta hell, he took selfies of himself on the catwalk, jumped for joy at the midway point, and raised his arms in the air like he "just don't care."
Wang's short tenure at Balenciaga will probably not make a very indelible mark on fashion's collective memory. The designer has his own signature label to do that for him. However, that didn't diminish this lovely and languid lingerie inspired collection from having its merits.
Just the fact that Wang went with the slip dress as the leitmotif of the lineup demonstrated he is very much in tune with current fashion trends. His sporty urban take on the concept also fell perfectly in line with his overarching predilections as a designer.
The models – including Zoë Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz – took to the runway in lace slippers to underline the boudoir aspect of the collection. In liquid silk dresses, textual short dressing robe jackets, and bra tops – in a color palette restricted to creamy whites – the models walked the catwalk as if they were relaxing at home, casually moving from one room to the next without a care in the world.
A sentiment that Wang probably is sharing right about now.