By now, we know what to expect from Alexander Wang’s runway bags: neutrals, weird shapes, athletic references. Every season, only a few of the designer’s cash-cow handbags make it onto the runway, and they’re generally not the ones that end up selling briskly at retail. Some brands use their runway shows like accessories ads (bags are a critical source of revenue for most of the designers who make them), but Wang chooses to use his runway accessories strictly to flesh out the mood of the collection instead.
That means there’s often not much to look at, handbag-wise, but the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection did offer a few clues about what we can expect from the contemporary leader for the season. As you might expect, there’s more stark black and white coming, plus some unexpected netting and terrycloth that made sense in the context of Wang’s athletic tendencies (but not in any other context.) It was also a collection of weird handbag proportions – well, check out the collection after the jump, you’ll see what I mean. (more…)