Alexander Wang’s Fall Collection Features High-Tech Fabrics, Supermodel Cameos

The designer recruited names like Gisele Bundchen and Shalom Harlow to appear in his Fall 2012 runway show.

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Gisele walks the runway at Alexander Wang's Fall 2012 show.
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On Saturday, Alexander Wang showed one of his strongest collections to date, though the lighting in the Pier 94 space left much to be desired. We, like some others (ahem, The New York Times) had trouble making out the clothing at all.
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According to WWD, however, who spoke with the designer before the show, the lighting issues may have been intentional. The designer told the daily he was taking "a Surrealist approach to fabric manipulation. The idea is a distorted perception of things you might think are raincoats but are actually laminated tweeds.”
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Some of the fabrics the designer used in his collection were, according to the show notes, exceedingly impressive. This oxblood set, for example, is rendered in lacquered merino wool.
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The collection, overall, bore many of the hallmarks for which Wang first became well-known -- a slick, sexy, model-off-duty look.
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This crisp white draped dress, for example, seemed reminiscent of some of Wang's most popular looks.
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At the end of the run of show notes, a note read, "Please stay seated." As it happens, Wang had a finale planned, as supermodels from Gisele Budchen to Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova walked the runway wearing Wang's collection.
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A crisp white turtleneck is topped off with swinging white fringe.
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A dress version of the white looked boasted that same eye-catching fringe.
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A high-tech take on a ribbed crew neck is paired with what will likely become fall's It-item: over-the-knee leather boots.
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Another high-tech take on a sweater was this lacquered hand-knit merino wool option.
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Some of the looks were styled with a mesh turtleneck pulled over the model's faces, layered under jackets and coats.
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