New York Fashion Week–Alexander Wang might have caused some griping by making fashion editors and buyers trek to (gasp!) Brooklyn during a hectic Fashion Week cycle, but the accessories were such a standout, all was forgiven. From an incredible “accessories coat” that could make even the most heavily pocketed handbag obsolete, to water bottle holders, key holders, belt bags and most impressively, slide-on-shoes with leather shin guards, this show had it all. Need a place to stash that USB stick or ping-pong paddle? Wang’s your go-to guy!
NYFW Breaking Trends: Alexander Wang’s Utilitarian Accessories
Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.