Chloe loves this… because this dress is sportswear influenced fashion at its sexiest. In tight stretch-cotton, with cut-outs and a high hemline Alexander Wang infuses his already urban aesthetic with an audaciously sporty overtone. Wang is having a seriously sporty moment as his varsity inspired spring/summer collection is already recognisable for it's all-American football themed sweaters and dresses.
His sportswear inspiration is not a new thing: from the studded baseball caps of his first full collection in spring 2007, to the leather boxing shorts of spring 2009 and the recurring appearance of racer-back vests and grey jersey sweaters throughout. This season his efforts have finally come to fruition as we see sportswear coming through as a major trend. From the outright tennis whites seen at Hermès and Lacoste, to the more athletic tight dresses with speed stripes and a healthy dose of elastane, as seen at Josh Goot. Alexander Wang's point of reference falls somewhere between the two: some shapes reference American football as directly as Hermès references tennis, while his tighter dresses reference aerobics and athletics with more subtlety and a consistent emphasis on the sex appeal of sports.