February 10, 2013
ALTUZARRA
ALEXANDER WANG
BAND OF OUTSIDERS
RODEBJER
VPL
ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH
PRABAL GURUNG
ALTUZARRA
ALEXANDER WANG
BAND OF OUTSIDERS
RODEBJER
VPL
ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH
PRABAL GURUNG

Still mourning the loss of Nicolas Ghesquière at the house of Balenciaga? You’re not alone. We spotted more than a few odeful Ghesquièreisms at both Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung yesterday. Less so at Alexander Wang, who has been appointed to fill Ghesquière’s huge, ever-covetable shoes at Balenciaga, starting this season. At his namesake label, Wang strut out a familiar set of black leather and slate hued the-sidewalk-is-my-runway “cool girl” looks, the indisputable highlight of which were the fur boxing mits and gorilla girl arms. Coincidentally (maybe?), Joseph Altuzarra delivered a couple pairs of near-identical hand warmers. The fighting theme didn’t stop there: Prabal Gurung was all army green, while, at VPL and Alexandre Herchcovitch, the girls looked like they’d just been through a cat fight. “Rip her to disheveled-chic shreds,” their undress said. For all the militancy, there were equal bouts of softness, most in the form of fur, mohair, and other faux-animal knits.

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