Runway Review: Alexander Wang Resort 2011

Has Alexander Wang lost his edge for the 2011 Resort season? Don't bet on it.

But do expect a more reserved, polished cruise collection this time around. The Alexander Wang girl has left the gritty downtown streets for a country house or a posh suburban neighborhood complete with freshly-cut grass, butterflies and squirrels.

Turtleneck sweaters, pleated skirts, cropped tops and crisp pants defined the collection. The aesthetic was overwhelmingly simple and classic in a departure from his previous collections, which were more trendy than timeless.

Though I'm hesitant to yell that he's abandoning his target, fashion-crazed, young demographic altogether (the patent-leather jacket, mesh tights/gloves and socks with sandals are anything but conservative), he is obviously on a mission to expand his market and appeal to conservative shoppers by mixing in wardrobe basics.

Understandable, sure, but basic and Alexander Wang should never be in the same sentence...except this sentence saying they shouldn't.

What do you think of Alexander Wang's new reserved collection?



Photos: Style.com.

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