“A surrealist approach to fabric manipulation. The idea is a distorted perception of things you might think are raincoats but are actually laminated tweeds.”
A sartorial confusion, this is Wang's point.
The surface of every garment was textured in some, eye-tricking way; cross-hatched or corrugated, gleaming or bubbled, plasticized or matte and a limited palette of white, black and a bit of oxblood.
Wang's models have their faces half covered with fishnet turtlenecks and high leather collars, the staging was dark and dramatic.
The show started with a model wearing a white lacquered tweed raincoat with a round helmet of a hood and follows with rigorously narrow raincoats, biker jackets, paired with pants, slim mid-calf skirts with a center slit, or leather knee boots and everything felt light, wearable, and weatherproof.
At the bottom of the show after the models took their final walk, the lights changed and out came a more elite pack of models, including Shalom Harlow, Karolina Kurkova and Gisele Bündchen as the finale, wearing a more refinement and more tailoring clothing