Highlights from NYFW SS16 — Day 3

Highlights from NYFW SS16 — Day 3


Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

A-star designers Joseph Altuzarra and Alexander Wang return to their roots for spring/summer 2016

Altuzarra: Downright sexy

This season, Joseph Altuzarra dug deep into his French Basque roots and culture as his inspiration. What resulted was Basque festival costumes seamlessly woven into his sensual urban aesthetic.

The textural collection of tie-dye, crinkled linen and croco skin was nothing short of sultry. Shirts and dresses unbuttoned and pulled nonchalantly to show a sliver of skin, and dangerously sexy thigh-high slit skirts ran through the collection with seductive allure. But it was his embroidered broderie anglaise numbers which were the true seducers. 

Alexander Wang: Birthday bash

This wunderkind knows no boundaries. Alexander Wang's spring/summer 2016 show is a true testament that he is the king of streetwear. A collection celebrating his label's 10th anniversary, every look was charged with Wang's '90s sporty street edge — including the menswear ensembles which were presented for the first time at his womenswear show.

From boxers worn under frayed denim cutoffs to leather bustiers and mesh everything, this is one collection dying to infiltrate the closets of the #WANGsquad. Every piece was a clever and elevated mash-up of the best of the best AWang designs. To close the show on a high note, a short film highlighting Wang's collections, campaigns and collaborations was screened before taking his celebratory run down the runway. Happy Birthday, Alexander Wang!


To read all our coverage on NYFW SS16, click here.