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Best shows from NYFW FW17 Day 3: Dion Lee and Alexander Wang

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Best shows from NYFW FW17 Day 3: Dion Lee and Alexander Wang
We hit the weekend with perfect stride — Dion Lee magnifies minute details and Alexander Wang proves that attitude is just about everything

DION LEE: GEOMETRIC DISPLAYS
The collection: Once again, Dion Lee's exaggerated detailing transforms classics into modern must-haves - cue last season's refreshing anoraks and trench coats. His standout themes this season? Complimentary colour combinations and fun geometric shapes. There were bold black trims at the neckline paired against soft nude (looks 1 & 2) and stylistic oversized pockets in a similar nude and black colourway (looks 3, 7 & 8). Lee plays with triangular elements throughout the collection - from accessories (looks 4 & 5) to design accents (looks 6, 13, 14, 15, & 20) to skirts and dresses (look 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26). If that wasn't enough to grab your attention (and affections), Lee peppered the show with vibrant blue and orange coats (looks 12, 17, 18 & 19), intrinsic statement pieces guaranteed to work its way into many wardrobes in time to come.

Favourite look: We'll go with that nude coat cinched at the waist - utilitarian style at its finest.

Something you might have missed: Fur sandals, a real street style hit since it hit fall/winter 2015 runways.

ALEXANDER WANG: "SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK 'N' ROLL STAR?"
The collection: There are only a handful of designers whom New Yorkers would break their travel radius for, and Alexander Wang is certainly one of them. His fall/winter 2017 show was a trek and a half, held in an abandoned theatre far up in Harlem. But what a treat it was - forget last season's relaxed beach vibes, this collection abound with black, leather, metal detailing and a rebellious attitude. Models stomped down runways with pointy, studded stilettos, body con jumpsuits (looks 5, 8, 32 & 33) as well as skin-tight pants in grey tartan, leather and denim (looks 17, 19, 21, 22, 28 & 29). That wasn't all - Wang powered on with plush velour tops with flared cuffs (looks 26, 27, 28 & 29), coats and vests adorned with metal fringe (looks 16, 17, 22 & 28) and beautiful slinky beaded dresses (looks 36, 37 & 38). Needless to say, the show finished with sweet, rousing applause from an inspired audience. 

Lesson learnt: Watch out world, grey tartan is front and centre this season. We've seen it here, as well as at Calvin Klein and Jason Wu.

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Elizabeth Osborn

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