Alexander Wang keeps a very steady pace in creating his Balenciaga aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the brand’s archives the designer brought a bit of his own style to the Resort 2014 collection while still staying pretty neutral and reserved.
The monochrome resort line is full of clean cuts, oversize silhouettes, and futuristic details. There are pleated capri pants, oversize white blouses, tops, and jackets, and bandeau tops with dramatic shoulders.
Other designs also include dresses, shorts, and skirts with ruffles and layers of printed and solid fabrics. The dresses turned out amazing, especially the the one in silver grey in the picture above. One of the only two ensembles not in a monochrome color palette that helps keep the focus on the shapes and details.
The footwear and accessories are much more extravagant than clothes. There are fringe details in shoes and hats and telephone wire-shaped and printed jewelry. Black and white shopper bags with big chain handles finish a few looks adding to the minimalistic style of the collection.
The collection is full of beautiful things like a white dress with rounded shoulders, a strapless LDB with a peplum-like detail that starts at the bust (there is a similar bandeau top paired with baggy high rise trouser), and another black dress with a draped skirt and an oval neck. I’m not generally a fan of capri pants but the ones with a frill detail steal the show.
I quite enjoyed Wang’s first Balenciaga Fall 2013 collection full of statement pieces in marble prints and structural shapes. The resort collection is a great follow-up to it with a different take on Balenciaga aesthetics.
What do you think about Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga resort collection?