When I posted about the Alexander Wang Fall 2012 runway bags a few days ago, some of you seemed concerned that Wang was going too grown-up and leaving his young, hip downtown girls behind, at least when it comes to accessories. I promised you then that you shouldn’t fret, and now I have proof by way of the Moda Operandi Alexander Wang Fall 2012 accessories pre-sale.
Alexander Wang Handbags and Purses(Page 3)
Images via Style.com
As Alexander Wang’s line grows and grows, he shows fewer and fewer bags on the runway, much to my dismay. Alexander Wang Fall 2012 yielded enough accessories for us to get an impression of what we should expect come fall, but too few to really satisfy my curiosity as a Wang fangirl. I’ll be waiting impatiently for images of the full line to emerge.
I am much more of a college football fan than I am a pro-football fan, but since moving to New York City, I’ve begun embracing the Giants and will cheer them on tonight. I love Super Bowl Sundays for the commercials, food, and casual clothing. To show my support for the team I am rooting for, I gave myself a Giants manicure, and to finish off the perfect football Sunday look, I am carrying my oddly amazing Alexander Wang Football Clutch.
Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Dragon, everyone! Since our cultural knowledge of the traditions of Chinese New Year is admittedly somewhat limited, we thought that the best way we could join in on the festivities would be by highlighting the work of one very talented Chinese American designer – Alexander Wang. After all, what better way to celebrate a culture than by appreciating the contributions of its people?
Alexander Wang Neoprene and Resin Rocco, $770 via Alexander Wang
Anyone who’s ever picked up an Alexander Wang Rocco Bag knows one thing for sure – IT’S HEAVY. As tempting as the bag might be for a certain subset of customers, weight is always a surefire way to dissuade a large portion of handbag lovers from considering a particular design as a viable option.
Alexander Wang Marti Convertible Backpack, $850 via ShopBop
Can I start off by telling you all that I’ve not been a big fan of the whole backpack in place of a handbag movement. It simply is not my style and even in school I always carried messenger bags (aside from the years where I took every possible book with me at all times and you could tip me over with the slightest nudge).
Alexander Wang Devere Shoulder Bag, $855 via Net-a-Porter
Obviously, we believe in the power of pictures. Our entire business model is based on them, and the right photo actually is worth a thousand words – or, in the case of a high-end handbag, a thousand dollars. Sometimes, though, with some bags, a picture doesn’t tell the entire story. When I finally saw the Alexander Wang Devere Shoulder Bag in person, I realized that perhaps I had judged it too harshly.
Images via Moda Operandi
As not only a fan of Alexander Wang but also an owner and wearer of both his clothes and accessories, I always look forward to new stuff popping up from him anywhere I might find it. When I saw the listing for the Alexander Wang Spring 2012 presale on Moda Operandi last week, I got especially excited, but now that it’s here, the handbag offerings look a tad…disappointing.
Photo via Vogue
I’m a big lover of Alexander Wang‘s accessories, and when the designer debuted a boxy, hefty wristlet called the Alexander Wang Jade Bag for Spring 2011, I was so stoked. I was totally going to get one. The heft, the proportion, the hardware caps on the corners – it was perfection! Except that when I finally got to play with one of these precious little darlings, the bag had one very noticeable design flaw.
Whether you like it or not, Alexander Wang is bound and determined to make backpacks happen. And if he has his way, golf bags, too. Or, at the very least, leather backpacks so long that they look like they might hold a set of junior-size clubs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Alexander Wang Spring 2012 Handbags is a collection full of backpacks both great and small.