From Alexandre Herchcovitch’s checkered shirts to Suno’s voluminous dresses, Day 4 of New York Fashion Week was everything you want in a fashion week — and more. We’ve got collections from Herchcovitch and Suno, along with Maison Martin Margiela, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, and so, so many more. Check ‘em all out after the jump! Keep reading »
Alexander Wang is not a happy man. The young designer was accused by former employee Wenyu Lu of running a sweatshop. Lu, in a $50 million lawsuit against the designer, claims that he was forced to work 84-hour work weeks sewing Wang’s clothes. And, Lu alleges, he once passed out after working for 25 hours straight. Now the case is advancing forward, and will be refiled on the federal level.
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Oh look, it’s Captain Cryptkeeper of the S.S. Bad Ideas, and his First Mate, Childhood Nightmare with Vitamin Deficiency, sitting front at the Alexander Wang show yesterday. This is your fashion “It” couple, America. [Getty Images]
Oh my God, you guys. Breaking news. Alexander Wang is making Tevas. Excuse me, Teva-inspired shoes. I have just lost all faith in humanity. I get that when designers gets bored, they take the world’s ugliest things and make them expensive, but I have a hard time picturing anything but sweaty river-waders and/or the boys of my 5th grade class whose uniform was sweatpants and Tevas with white socks. [$395, Shopbop]
Ugh, Die Antwoord. The South African band-cum-performance-art-project just bugs the crap out of me. It’s kind of “Gummo” for the 2010s, isn’t it? The way they mug around with stupid haircuts trying to be transgressive and weird. Well, tiny little Yolandi Visser and her partner in crime, Ninja, have just been tapped as the new faces of Alexander Wang. We should have seen this coming: their new video, “I Fink U Freeky” (don’t watch if you are at all rat or bug squeamish, trust), features the duo in Wang jumpsuits. [Pedestrian.Tv]
There is a commercial that plays often in the New York area for a local, super upscale, chic-chic bowling alley. In the commercial there’s a pretty girl wearing hot-ass leather shorts and a high-collared shirt going on a bowling date with a very attractive floppy-haired dude and I always think, Wow, that bowling alley is really going for the cool hipster contingent. And then I think that perhaps that term has been angled and destroyed and co-opted by the mainstream so much that it’s actually meaningless. And then I think: I really need to turn off the TV. Anyway! These Alexander Wang leather mini-shorts with lapel pockets pretty much approximate the ones the cute girl in the commercial wears, but will these shorts land you a floppy-haired man of your dreams? All signs point to … the Man Panel. Click to see their thoughts after the jump! Keep reading »