Maybe Saginaw County, Michigan Sheriff William Federspiel was onto something when he blamed Orange Is the New Black for making orange prison jumpsuits in vogue. It seems the prison chic bug has also bit Alexander Wang. The label released its Fall 2014 campaign, and the concept is all about jail. Wang tapped Steven Klein to lens a series of images featuring Anna Ewers, Vanessa Moody, Lexi Boling, Kat Hessen and Katlin Aas posing through a prison-like window — so yeah, maybe we are a little obsessed with the Netflix series…
But we wouldn’t have it any other way. The campaign also seems to be a hit with our forum members, who are pretty much gushing over Wang’s latest.
“Wang and Klein hit it out of the ballpark once again,” wrote Melancholybaby. “Happy to see Anna return after last season too. The concept will do wonders for the collection.”
Even Fiercification seemed to like the ad in spite of his reservations: “Anna is stellar here…I feel we’ve seen this theme from Meisel/Alex White before a few years ago in that W ed and Klein’s images are still over-saturated, but those quibbles aside, I really like these images; particularly the second.”
Vitamine W, however, wasn’t as impressed as the rest: “Excuse me, if one quasi subversive theme is beaten to death by the fashion click [sic] it’s prisons, schools, fences and cellblocks. I’m truly disappointed by the lack of imagination by team Klein and worse by ‘creative’ director Pascal Dangin. The pictures are technically decent, Anna looks great but it’s not working for me, this pseudo bad girl vibe, again. Besides that, I wish Vanessa would have taken the star role and other models from the superbly casted show would have rounded off the cast, but this bunch is just a poor selection.”
“Jail? Looks a bit more like schoolgirl detention to me,” offered a confused lucy92.
What say you? Do you love Wang’s latest, or should he be locked up for crimes against fashion? Peep the rest of the images below and join the discussion in our forums!