Alexander Wang’s second outing for Balenciaga proves to be another success for the young designer. Albeit the majority of the fashion crowd seemed skeptical about replacing the brilliant Nicolas Ghesquière with the more street style-focused Alexander Wang, tFS forum members are showing themselves impressed with Wang’s collections for the brand thus far. The shots for the Resort 2014 collection were released early this week and forum members unanimously agreed about the stunning imagery and creative way of showcasing the clothes from multiple angles in the same image.
“The setting is amazing. The shoots are really beautiful,” stated Mathewthew.
And Crying Diamonds added, “It's so refreshing to see every angle of the clothing, especially when they are interesting like this.”
Not just the photography and styling managed to excite, many tFSers also appreciated Wang’s surprisingly sophisticated and intricate designs.
“Very pleased, loving everything!!!” said GERGIN.
And Thefrenchy stated, “I have to admit that I'm very pleasantly surprised by this. While I absolutely did not believed he'd fit the job in the first place, he proved me wrong with his first collection and he's proving me wrong once again. While he's no Nicolas and I don't think I'll ever be super excited and find his collections groundbreaking, what he has produced here is really good.”
LolaSvelt found that “the two collections he has done for Balenciaga thus far are better than pretty much anything he has done with his own brand.”
Even as a major admirer of Nicolas Ghesquière I have to admit that Wang is holding himself steady at Balenciaga so far and both collections which have been presented have been on par with what we expect from Balenciaga. I will go as far as saying that he even surpasses some of Ghesquière’s last collections for the house, which seemed more lackluster and gimmicky than what Wang is trying to bring into Balenciaga. Wang may be trying a little too hard to uphold the Balenciaga identity and he is playing it somewhat safe yet, but if he keeps up the good work there is no reason for us to complain, and as UpperEchelon put it: “My faith for Wang just got back and it's stronger than ever. This is an amazing collection.”