Alexander Wang put a fresh spin on norm core for his spring collection, which took municipal uniforms as its starting point.
He tweaked blue-collar staples like the mechanic’s overall and plastered jackets and tops with blank leather or geometric fabric patches — a subversive spin on the name patches found on utility uniforms and Formula One pit coveralls. A leather patch embossed with an “X” made for a cryptic brand marker on pants and shorts.
To balance out the borderline plain cuts, Wang pushed fabric innovation. A Japanese tech knit with a peached finish gave a sculptural edge to a khaki fishtail parka, while a glossy duchesse satin elevated a bomber jacket to eveningwear status.