Though most bloggers are currently enveloped in the spring shows, I’m still drooling over the bulk and beauty of fall catwalks. Layers and coats are always a requirement in San Francisco, but the chilly Los Angeles weather I experienced this past weekend really made me wish for Alexander Wang‘s ribbed knits and oversized parkas. Who could resist the pinky-nude pullover with an angora halo, or the quilted peekaboo of the poncho-like jacket? Wang’s marriage of form and function leaves nothing to be desired.
If I had to pinpoint my favorite aspect of the collection, however, I’d have to note the silk bias-cut strips that brought romance to skirts and tops alike. Their use brings a minimalistic update to old Hollywood glamour, and their lustrous flow is undeniably chic. With pieces in smoky-white, beige-peach, and black, it’s hard to imagine a palette any more perfect for a soirée somewhere downtown.