Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tour de Wang
It's hard to criticize Alexander Wang for anything that he does because regardless of whether you're an it-girl or not, you WILL be wearing his designer duds in time, it's just a matter of how fast you catch on. Whether it's oversized see-through tees, razor ripped stocking or holey thermal shorts, the perennial arbiter of cool has tested our boundaries again in his pre-fall presentation with, drum roll please...sheer biking shorts.
The concept itself is painfully offensive and almost incomprehensible. Akin to a pair of the auspicious brand of undergarment Spanks, these sausage encasings are not for the faint of heart and are not hidden by a ubiquitous Herve. These babies are in full-sight. Even to the Wang-trained eye the stick-thin models look confused and uncomfortable. But after the third look my palate acclimated and now I just see a challenge!
Final Word: You better hope your stars I or other girls opt out of this inane trend; but I'm not making any promises just yet..