Office to Gym in Alexander Wang
Frequently charged with cultural references and symbolism, Alexander Wang creates pieces that respond to the ever-shifting demographic and round-the-clock lifestyle of New York city, celebrating its diverse characters and cultures. In Wang’s Collection I (Spring/Summer 2019), he took inspiration from his first generation immigrant parents and the heritage they brought to the city with them; fast forward to Fall/Winter 2019, the New York rooted label looked to the specific reference of “80s career types toggling between the office and health club”, paying tribute to the city’s office crowd through the remix of traditional business attire with contemporary active wear.
The rise in tactical and active wear in fashion, aka athleisure, is a mere reflection of what it means to be in the workforce these days; when the hustle is real, white collar and court shoes just won’t do. It is about time we redefine what it means to “dress appropriately” for work. Here are ways to work the versatile active basics from Alexander Wang.T into updated power dressing looks that will seamlessly transition from the office to the gym, or a night out. Shop the editorial below.