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Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Although he didn’t make it, Alexander Wang officially introduced his upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 collection during Paris Fashion Week. For a Spring offering, there was a big thrust on outerwear: one coat in mesh bonded to nylon, a car coat in unlined suede, two more (long and short) that riffed on a classic nubuck-rimmed backpack, a waterproof resin-coated cotton coat, and a dressy, satin-finish option. His main point of differentiation is the material development; glazed raffia that approximated tweed and a foam-injected fabric mimicking tire treads would be fun to wear, in part because they are potential conversation starters.

Slim utility pants, lengthened shorts, digital tie-dye-print knitwear, hybrid sweater-shirts, backpacks, and zip-front boots lined in orange like classic bomber jackets established a Wang travel wardrobe of sorts. And if you can believe, this is the first time he has designed a baseball cap available for purchase. If something—beyond Wang himself—felt missing, it might be that his guy looks almost too flawlessly styled to hit the road for fun. Throwing caution to the wind looks good on everyone.