On Saturday night, Alexander Wang invited his guests to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn, New York for his collection 2 show. (Earlier this year, he debuted "Collection 1" in June, which encompassed October through March deliveries.) Collection 2 will be available to shop between April and August. Before the show started, guests mingled in the Christmas-themed lobby and listened to holiday music. Wang, himself, made an appearance prior to the show to announce a special moment. The designer had partnered with PopSockets to create custom grips that would benefit (RED) on World AIDS Day.
"Our show just so happened to be on World AIDS Day," he tells MarieClaire.com "I wanted to create a super graphic PopSockets that featured our A emblem...the piece is not only functional and fun, but will help save lives. It's a win-win."
After the announcement, guests were ushered downstairs to black rooms with neon red lights. The ominous music soon gave way to models walking down the runway in leather biker shorts, skirts, and hoodies. The Wang logo appeared on all the accessories, from headbands to belts. Models wore their hair straight or in pigtails to represent an "uptown" meets "downtown" girl vibes. Collection 2 was edgy, cool, and quintessentially Wang. "Expect the unexpected, be entertained. We want people to enjoy themselves. We want to awaken the senses," he says. Well, mission accomplished Wang.
Here, 11 quick things to know about the show just in case you missed it.
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Wang partnered with PopSockets to create three limited edition PopSockets to support (RED) in honor of World AIDS Day.
Meet the downtown girl with pigtails sectioned into pieces.
This floral leather slip dress was my favorite.
They read "Alexander Wang," as did a leather black choker on the runway.
This look was reminiscent of Bella Hadid's 2017 Met Gala look.