As one sits down to watch the presentation of a resort collection, the last thing you expect is to be dressed better than the models wearing the collection. The Alexander Wang Resort 2014 Collection is a shocker to say the least. The collection includes a sweatshirt, loose baggy pants, and cheerleader styled skirts. The entire collection is exceptionally casual with a prevalent use of leather. However, let us talk about what is really on your mind right now – the sweatshirt. There is no typo or mistake; your eyes are not playing tricks on you. The gray sweatshirt is styled with a cheerleader-like brown leather shirt, and a large white handbag. Wang acknowledged the concerns about the look by reassuring onlookers that the sweatshirt was nothing more than a “staple”.
The collection also features a gray, form-fitting, button-up shirt, tucked into baggy, black, leather pants. The style is reminiscent of the late singer Aaliyah, who pulled off this look with brilliance. In fact, several pieces in the collection, such as the belly shirts paired with the leather, baggy pants, are reminiscent of Aailyah’s signature style. Alexander Wang seems to have taken a page from Aaliyah’s stylebook and seeks to revive her ever-interesting and edgy style. The collection boasts several unique combinations of color and fabric. The brown leather jacket and mini skirt is trendy and marvelous when combined with the fitted gray shirt. The black, keyhole dress with the folded pleats is another triumph of the collection. Whether you are an Aaliyah fan or a fan of blazing your own fashion trail, the Alexander Wang Resort 2014 Collection certainly gives you the ammunition to look brilliant.