Scrolling through Instagram and seeing live updates of the Alexander Wang F/W 2014 runway show in New York, I was struck by the horns that were blaring out of my tiny iPhone speakers. No one does cool quite like Alex Wang and having his girls stomp to a trap beat while a circle of models rotate in the opposite direction was possibly the coolest thing I’d seen/heard all NYFW.
Even though this isn’t my favorite Wang collection, I learned that the right beat can sell me all the clothes. Just give me those half boots already! That utility belt-turned sideways and worn as a purse can come too. Why not? Will they help shield me from “extreme conditions” and aid in “survival for the urban landscape” that was the inspiration for this season? That I’m not too sure of. Exposing half of my bare leg in 10 degree whether isn’t what I’d call part of survival, but then again, practicality triumphs over fashion for me below 40 degrees. Which reminds me, can someone show me how to actually dress warmly and look cute while facing the frozen tundra that is Boston this winter?
Anyways, that track is “Mobbin (feat. Hedspin)” by Toronto Producer/DJ, Grandtheft who is signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label. Seems that Mad Decent and Alexander Wang make a great pair, as Diplo was once the face of the fashion line’s F/W 2012 Men’s campaign. I wouldn’t be surprised if you hear a lot more of Grandtheft in the future because with that Alex Wang stamp of approval, all the trendy boys and girls are already on it.
British dance duo AlunaGeorge provided the live soundtrack to Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2014 runway show, and the two collaborated on this playlist inspired by the event. You’ve got some AlunaGeorge, naturally, Montell Jordan’s 90’s classic, “This Is How We Do It,” Justin Timberlake, James Blake, Drake, and even some Radiohead thrown in there to make a cool R&B/hip-hop/pop mix for you to practice your NYFW walk to.