Alexander Wang was, by far, one of my favorite presentations during New York Fashion Week. And no, it wasn’t just the picture of Cardi B sitting front row next to Anna Wintour that had me hooked—it was the zippers. They were everywhere, used as conventional closures but also as waist cinching details including bodice-contouring circle pockets.

Cardi B & Anna Wintour Alexander Wang


Business as Usual

The show took place on the 21st floor of Condé Nast’s old headquarters and was billed as “AWG: Serving the Industry Since 2004″. Getting down to business was the vibe given off by black leather punctuated with silver hardware and bold shoulders.

Spending Everything on…

Of course, this working woman isn’t your run of the mill receptionist, she’s an intern at Vogue with big dreams. Her structured bodycon silhouettes are worn with embellished hosiery, mini bags, spiked gloves and clear plastic heels.

In honor of her best friend, her American Express, she rocks a platinum card motif on her leggings and sweatpants like no other. Mondays are reserved for a white button down while the “we wear pink” rule comes into effect Wednesday with a tweed fuschia skirt and by Friday, she’s Kim. K. level casual in her athleisure.

Into the Matrix

Clothing was a nod to 80’s power dressing, sure, but there was something else I picked up on.

Leather suiting, duster coats and tiny glasses that could see into your soul gave it way. It does look a little Matrix-y, but I’m here for it.

As much as I could see the modern day Trinity in any of these looks, they’re also something I can picture supermodel Bella Hadid in. But really, the Alexander Wang woman isn’t just the worker bee, the CEO, the supermodel or the fictional computer programmer/hacker, she’s every woman that is her own boss.

Photo Credits: Vogue Runway, Instagram