The clothes were an unusual mix of simple and elaborate, with a survival theme. "The great outdoors, camping, mountain climbing," Wang explained. But there was also a theme of sophisticated luxury. There were big and comfy jackets, for example, but in luxe fabrics, like cashmere. There were tunic dresses made with the silky fabric of men's ties. Many garments came with multiple pockets — the better to hold necessities. "What does our girl need to survive in an urban landscape?" Wang said. "Her cigs, her lighter, her flask, her notebook, her smartphone. In some of the bags we had a lipstick holder, a hand mirror and a compact."
"He wins the prize for the most out-of-the-way show, that's for sure," quipped Nina Garcia, longtime "Project Runway" judge, who was in the audience.
Actor Sam Worthington, of "Avatar," said he was happy to come out to Brooklyn. Wang, he said, is "at the forefront, pushing the limits of New York Fashion Week."
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