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Black clothing has a long, tangled history. Rather than follow the widow’s weeds route like Thom Browne at his fall showing, Alexander Wang went to the subcultural, plumbing the depths of goth. Anchored by clunky, studded laced platform Frankenboots (luxe updates on Saint Marks staples), Wang showed a leather- and stud-laden collection of seamed mini-dresses, close-fitting cropped moto jackets, cropped trousers, and macabre suiting options. Bright red-and-black checked coats and thick, white cable-knit sweaters, crisscrossed with studs and paired with treated blue denim jeans, were the only spots of color. Our favorites, though, were the succession of delicate chainmail sheaths that closed the show. Refashioned into a pencil skirt and worn under a silver foil fur-trimmed coat, the chainmail was spot-on armor for a trippy future-gothic disco, or whatever underground spot due to open downtown this fall.
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