alexanderwang Fall 2023 and Pre-Fall 2023 womenswear collection and relaunch of menswear collection unveils Cupid’s Door
New York, NY – February 8, 2023 – alexanderwang invited guests to unlock Cupid’s Door, a runway presentation of the Pre-Fall and Fall 2023 collections. In addition to the women’s collection, alexanderwang showcased menswear, which will be relaunching and available beginning in May 2023, and designed into all pre-collections moving forward.
Unveiled in the heart of Chinatown, NYC, Cupid’s Door is a celebration of romance and is inspired by the alpha character who embodies empowerment and controls their own narrative and point of view through strength, dressing, and attitude. Nuances of classic menswear are recontextualized in new fabrications and fits to evoke a tension between masculine and feminine, hard and soft, bold and subtle. Traditional dressing codes and tropes are revamped and elevated in new materials adding a duality and grandeur to the banal.
The set design of Cupid’s Door is inspired by romance and eroticism. The runway lay-out was a double-heart design with subdued pink velvet drapes and zebra print flooring, which served as the stage for a 58-look collection presentation with Julia Fox and Sydney Carlson appearing on the runway for 150+ invitees. VIP guests of alexanderwang Fall 2023 and Pre-Fall 2023 included Ming Lee Simmons, Ava Max, Maliibu Miitch, Bloody Osiris, Saint Jhn, Deto Black, Nikita Dragun, Amanda Lepore, Hank Korsan, and more.
Opening with a vibrant flash, plush faux furs are shown in exaggerated silhouettes and as luxe trim detailing on denim and leather tailoring. Classic workwear and suiting styles: trousers, coats, overalls, and pencil skirts are seen in a mix of colorful faux python and zebra printed leather adding a ferocity to the typically tame.
Silk slip dresses and lingerie are infused with graphic heart and butterfly lace detailings and styled with menswear staples, giving sharp edges to femininity. Crystal beading applique creates a wet look on tailoring and slip styles, creating a new elevated wearability from day-to-night.
Menswear enters; inspired by 90s athletic silhouettes and sportswear, the looks are shown with a tough mix of conventionally feminine materials and textures. Pieces, such as the glitter spray dense fleece sweats and vibrant faux snakeskin cropped vests, are styled open with bare skin, giving a desirable edge.
For the finale, silk fringe is applied to evening wear silhouettes. Floor skimming fringe gowns grace the runway complimenting the body’s sensual shape. Wang’s introduction of the new signature hardware ‘dome’ bag is seen in accessories throughout the collection and is paired with the ‘destiny’ platform mule, shown in a croc embossed leather, satin and faux fur.
alexanderwang’s Cupid’s Door runway show comes on the heels of the brand’s recent store opening in Costa Mesa, CA, at the premiere luxury shopping destination of South Coast Plaza.
The alexanderwang Pre-Fall, Fall 2023, and menswear collection will be available beginning May 2023.
Credit of alexanderwang Fall 2023 and Pre-Fall 2023 :
Styling: Alex Wang
Makeup: Ana Takahashi
Hair: Evanie Frausto
Show Music: Jean Michel Derain
Nails: Nails by Mei
Casting: The Establishment
Set Design: Thomas Petherick
Front of House: The Lede CCompan
Runway Images: Jean Toir
Additional Imagery: BFA, Mark Luckasavage
PR Agency The LEDE Company New York
All images Alexanderwang Fall Winter 2023 – 2024 Collection at New York Fashion by credit alexanderwang