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Real review of the Alexander Wang show over at the Pop blog, and here I will try and decipher notes I made during the show. At the beginning of Fashion Week I developed what I thought was an ingenious plan to TAKE NOTES DURING SHOWS (gasp!) in the hopes that some passionate poetic masterpiece would pour out of my quill (okay, Papermate pen) upon seeing the shows. Um, fail?

-"Ashish Topshop heels but AWESOME" -- Ah yes, I believe I was enthralled by the amazing animal print wedges and the power of capital letters.-"Sweatshirt corset, meh" -- I was not enthralled the sweatshirt corset.-"Bedsheet coat OMG WAIT Morning After coat *get patented" -- You know the coat from the collection with the bedsheet-like material streaming out the back? Yeah. I'm dubbing it "The Morning After Coat." And getting it copyrighted.-"Aviator cap zips to cape" -- Good job me, you know how to see things and spell a seven letter word.
-"Alex is more deconstructing than ever before" -- I think I wrote this so dramatically thinking I would rush out of the studio and yell "Stop the presses!" and run to a hotel in the 20's to sit down at a typewriter and write things like "...THAN EVER BEFORE!" with great gusto? Or something?
-"Olive tent coats/skirts via CdG aw09?" -- Ooh, look, actual observation! The Morning After Coat *C with circle around it* reminded me of those olive coats from Comme aw09 with plaid fabrics streaming out the upper backs. You know the one? I'm still a little iffy about it. I may need to somehow steal both so I can compare. I would use them for these business reasons only, of course.
-"Some shorts/undies/pants layering is awk?" -- Yeah, there was some weird layering in the lower abdomen area that makes me wiggle of discomfort.-"Cuts not as discrete and amazing as Cushnie" -- What's with this sudden load of bitterpill? Anyways, the futuristic-like cuts were not as great as those at Cushnie et Ochs, and I still think so (however, Cushnie cuts would not have been Wang-like, so this is a minor issue.)
-"Bed!!! quilted shorts + bedsheets" -- I'm telling you, there was serious bed stuff! Bedsheets coats and quilted shorts! Requires three exclamation points! Sidenote: The shorts are totally going to be sold at Opening Ceremony. Just wait for it.-"SINGLASSES" The sunglasses were kind of incredible. They are like Enid Coleslaw+50's diners (authentic ones, not Wowsville)+vintage cars+that one picture of Kate Moss with the thing and the thing (yes, that one.) Want.-"McQueen moto bootie?" -- The leather jacket-like shoe was a bit similar to another Alexander's version, but I prefer Wang's because it is less costume-y and kitschy but still clearly inspired by.-"LEATHER quilted shorts!" -- Still dig em, always will.-"Leather quilted sweatshirt Slow + Steady?" -- The leather quilted sweatshirt reminded me a lot of something Mary Ping would do for Slow and Steady Wins the Race, not in a bad or knock-off way, though.-"♥♥" -- Does this need translation? Bravo!! Let's celebrate with bad videotaping skills!

Overall I loved the collection and it definitely went beyond my expectations (meaning..way less club girl than recent seasons!) So looking forward to what Alexander Wang shows next season, but I think those quilted leather shorts will keep me quite happy until then!

74 comments:

J Boo said...

God those quilted leather shorts are baaad.
But amazing.
Still want them.


I NEED THOSE BLOODY SHORTS!

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Lucy in the Sky said...

I agree, this collection was finally outside of the whole club scene (plus it wasn't as hipster-ish). Some pieces are questionable but all in all the collection receives thumbs up!

Jaeveberry said...

OMG. I want want want those singlasses!!! Those are the business!!!

Jenna said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!
That is all I can say :)


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Valencia Lia said...

His collection is really really stunning ! Those wedges with that crazy print and the booties :)

Ohhh,plus I want that sweatshirt corset ! Really beautiful :)

And the runway's final walk was so cool <3

Confused said...
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zoe. xox said...

I loved the shoes in this! The leather shorts are amazinggg.

laia. said...

dude, i LOVED the double layered pants so so much.

Jess-Gab said...

I totally love this collection too!

sofiasophie said...

the first pic reminds me a sketch I made time ago...

http://ohlala.eklablog.com/article-72419-381215-walkyries-2.html

it is a funny coincidence, I am happy with it!

M said...

You've got a good eye.
xoxo
Em

josephine said...

I really like the socks! haha

Anna said...

I love the grey/white striped silk on the trench. Channeling it into a strapless sweetheart neckline minidress...

PLEASE tell me you've seen Proenza Schouler's Spring 2010!

-Anna

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GK said...

Like this collection and that coat :)

Unknown said...

oh my Good, Im so impressed by You Tavi. You girl are inspiration for a whole nation, specially young people. Exept from you absolutely exeptional taste, you are so smart and down to earth. You are trully so amaizing in differetn way. I really hope you continue what you are doing, and not changing for anybody. You are famous today, but belive me in 10 years I think im going to wear clothes signed by Tavi. Good luck girl, and a will tell about your blogg to al my bosnian and swedish friends

Best wishes
Lejla

Jillian Hobbs said...

i have to agree with you 100% though i did love the collection just because it's weird, i'm more excited about seeing his work next season!

glad you're back safe from ny!

Richard Kilroy said...

i love the way the models are emerging from the light in the video out of nowhere, like, straight off the plane and into the airport hanger. Quilted shorts are HOT. Louis Vuitton's men's collection did the most amazing high waisted quilted leather trousers a few years ago. yum.

Elise @ StuffThatIBought said...

Hate to be a bummer, but something is up with your POP blog. I have tried to visit it but all I get is a blank pink page and a computer virus (my PC goes nuts everytime I try to go on). This makes me sadface.

kate cait sith said...

Crying.
Sorry had to mention I see A-Dubz in the far left corner.
F.
M.
L.

Ned said...

Leather never dies...

cemeteryinparis said...

Shana Tova Tavi i hope you are enjoying NYC. you are amazing!

desertöse said...

animal prints belong to animals!!

but I love the outfit with the quilted shorts and the striped shirt.

kelsey said...

I'm also glad Alex is getting away from the lower east side vibe. This collection is a little preppier with more All-American colors. Yet it is still undeniably Alex. I love it.
Kelsey

Julia said...

You are the first person, outside of myself, that I've heard make the mcqueen booty comparison [but I threw in the givenchy look too, because let's face it--its a hybrid of that and steve madden]

Get out of my mind tavi :p

Mário Araujo said...
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Mário Araujo said...

tavi, I'm from a brazilian fashion magazine and need to talk to u very soon, i sent a email to tavitoons@yahoo.com... if you not useinf this e-mail, please write to me on araujoneto.mario@gmail.com
hope to hear from u soon
xxx mario

Soren Lorensen said...

i don't ever like leather ever

Isabel said...

For some reason, I like those shoes WAY MORE than I like the Ashish Topshop shoes. Which isn't saying much since I am pretty much repulsed by the Ashish Topshop ones, but at this point "not that bad" translates into my good books.

Safia said...

I love it all, that's rock and we will not see many people wear them!
Super ton blog, you still make me dream ...

Jennifer said...

Hey Tavo, just wanted to say that me and my friends here in Sweden thinks you´re awsome! Loved the dance video! xx /Jennifer

www.jennifersilander.blogg,se

Susan said...

you have a good eye, girl
xoxo

Natasha said...

I LOVE that deconstructed knit sweater. It's different from all the others I've seen, and so well done, I think. I also love the color pallet he used.

WJ said...

Haha I wrote about the same thing...about the Wang shoes reminding me of the McQueen jacket booties. Glad to see that we have the same sharp eye!

... said...

looooooooooooooooove the sunglasses!!!!!!!!!!





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Gem said...

LOVE the leather shorts!!

Sander Train said...

I think that guy is really amazing he makes really great and stilish clothes. :) It's nice of you to post a video about is clothes !
See you . Kiss

Hanna Persson said...

I'd kill for those sunglasses, or no maybe not kill, but you know, I'd work really hard to get them!

Dara said...

those sunglasses are amazing, as well as the animal print wedges.

Edwina Bulfrage said...

Eeee those wedges are incredibad!! I cannot wait for summer (in Australia) to head out in leopard print and wedges- they dont really seem like a winter thing for me for some reason? I wish the Alexander Wang (wangsta gansta) video lasted for longer! xx

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andrew goldspink said...

HOW ARE YOU SO GOOD AT WRITING.

also - the quilted shorts are great.

Anonymous said...

Hey I really like your blog! I have just started my own fashion blog and I have no followers! I really like I like the leather shorts,and the denim padded shorts are really cute too! Thanks

molly said...

there is no way you are thirteen....?
no matter how long you've been on this planet, your brain is at least 25 years old

Lizzy said...

those sunglasses are so amazing, so are the quilted shorts

Ella said...

oh god. those leather shorts are quite rad i must say.

L'incroyable Factory. said...

GREAT :)

Slimbykings said...

AAAmazed by your blog!
Great treat seeing Wang's collection through your point of view!

neutraltuesday said...

hey tavi!! i've been an avid reader of your blog for a veeeery long time now, and i just want to congratulate you on all of your success!! a free, custom rodarte dress? incredible...

i've started a blog of my own. check it out!!

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Unknown said...

The first thing I though of with the quilted shorts was.....pot holders! then kicked myself that I didn't come up with the idea ;D

Anonymous said...

hey tavi love those quilted shorts! what a talent you are!
Tomorrow x
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Unknown said...

Hi Tavi! You're welcome! Keep up the great work! x, Tamu

Gon said...

I don't know.. i think it's great that he explored that whole sports concept but for me it's a love/hate kind of thing... it's good and it has some pretty fabulous pieces but i think he could have done better!
Love your blog Tavi :D!

xx,
Gon

www.dimogonda.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog. You are doing a great job with it. keep it up!

Katherine said...

you are thirteen!!!!

Holy Shit. I am Impressed.

Stjarna said...

I'm totally in love with Wang's bootie..they will be mine!!! Hey Tavi, great blog!! you're on my fav :)
stjarna

Elena said...

I really like your blog,keep up the good work!
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Daisy said...

Im not to crazy about the sweatshirt corset.But the glasses and shoes are quite appealing ! Thanks for the sneaky peak video !

Unknown said...

what? yes? good. like it all. almost. almost all of it.

Linda said...

I've been following your blog since inception. Just spotted your story on Yahoo Entertainment News! You're doing a fabulous job Tavi!

Missy said...

okay so im probaly the only one who isint exactly a fan of the quilted shorts... well the blue ones were okay, the leather ones kind of made me worried. lol. i do however think seeing them in person would be better than seeing a picture.

Anonymous said...

How exciting Fashion week is so special!!

Cassandra Watsham said...

You have a FANTASTIC blog, young lady! Please, please, PLEASE keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

hey way to to make splashes in the fashion world... wow do they usually hold these events in aircraft hangers?

Anonymous said...

Please do a clothes swap party some time. Did you ever think your life would be like this? Please come to our office in London and teach my insane colleagues to speak sensibly aboout fashion. Thank you, love Vicky Victorious

Anonymous said...

tavi! an article about you in the milan-based newspaper corriere della sera:

http://www.corriere.it/cronache/09_settembre_23/tavi-gevinson-star-moda-nuova-wintour-areddia_7cc0bcf2-a830-11de-94a2-00144f02aabc.shtml

although most of the quotes are pulled from other articles, it's still pretty cool! keep up the good work lady!

Unknown said...

Love the leopard print wedges!

Kerri said...

Leather quilted shorts = diapers.

Vince Hawkins, BSN CEN said...

Leather quilted shorts = high fashion reusable diapers

The only straight male who might think this is hot is Stewie from Family Guy.

Annie said...

Argh! I cannot live for mich longer without those ashish topshop shoes!!!

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My class notes look like this.

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