Alexander Wang S/S 2016

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Mood Board: With the fashion world still guessing as to his reasons for his parting ways with Balenciaga, Alexander Wang chose to return to the start for his S/S 2016 collection - a celebration of 10 years in the business. Wang distilled the recipe for his success; the ability to tune in to how the cool kids dress, and put forward a powerfully edgy collection. Fearlessly filled with chain-strapped crop tops, fishnet t-shirts, laced-up leather and oversized baseball jackets, Wang proved he's just as relevant now as when he first started.

Scene setting: Entering Wang's understated venue, a Midtown pier by the Hudson River, was much like venturing into a stadium gig. Guests were welcomed by a merchandise stand touting t-shirts and hoodies that benefited the youth-oriented 'Do Something' charity, which the designer unveiled just a week ago. Once seated, guests sat facing a sprawling video screen, which remained blank for the duration of the show, only to come alive with a video montage of Wang highlights from the past decade at the very end.

Best in show: Accessories have always been a highlight of Wang's collections and next season's offering does not disappoint. Studded, flat form sandals and leather handbags further adorned with chain-link straps and smiley face key chains brought an androgynous, streetwear-infused edge that is entirely au courant.

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Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.