What can we do? Every time we look at Alexander Wang's S/S ‘09 collection we sigh with a form of fashion contentedness we haven't felt since Helmut Lang was in full swing. If ever there was a man who gets what hip young women want/need/desire from everyday easy style and evening glamour it's Alex Wang - and he's still only 26! And then we saw his pre-fall collection... But let's not get ahead of ourselves here. There's a lot of Wang-ness to dissect right now. His spring lookbook's arrived and he's done a shoot with none other than early noughties supermodel Missy Rayder. Her glamazonian proportions make the clothes look even hotter. We want everything, but especially the tapered jogger style trousers, and the devore sweater. It makes us wonder whether - in other Wang-related news - he really needs the mentorship of Diane von Furstenberg, which comes with his success at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards. Still, we're hoping Diane can boost Wang's coiffeurs enough to make him reconsider his decision to scrap his NY Fashion Week after-party. Because after his cheeky dancing with Foxy Brown at the last raucous post-show party Wang sure knows how to throw ‘em. And in these troubled times if there's one thing we need, it's a party. Please, Alex.
- Melanie Rickey