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First look: Alexander Wang unveils first handbag collection for Balenciaga

Lareese Craig
by Lareese Craig Published on August 2, 2013

At last, the Alexander Wang arm candy pics have landed! If you're a totes-mad Wang fan his new fall/winter '13 collection is set to get you handbag hyped for summer-chic accessorizing. You'd better raid the piggy bank - this one can't last 'til Christmas.

When the news broke of Alexander Wang's handbag collaboration with Balenciaga we were all left eager to catch a glimpse of his designs.

At long last, the AW13 collection snaps have landed and there's not a rugged, wrinkly stud bag in sight. Mr Wang's gone all posh and polished on us. Who'd have thought it?

The new collection, dubbed 'Le Dix', is a real game changer for Wang - it features strong satchel shapes with a nod to Balenciaga's distinctly feminine style.

The name 'Le Dix' is an oh-so-chic reference to the original Balenciaga salon on 10 Avenue George V and the fashion house's first scent.

Wang's done away with all things low-key, trading in his studded bottoms and hobo drawstring fastenings for a sleeker approach to accessorizing.

If you're into no-fuss fashion and zero decoration, this collection is worth a shop for a simple but very strategic statement with a nod towards the early '40s.

So far we're crushing on three of Wang's Balenciaga designs and we can't wait to see more from the Le Dix must-haves when they hit stores later this month.

We predict there will be a sea of front row style mavens with a camera in one hand and a Le Dix in the other come fashion week.

What do you think of Wang's design overhaul for Balenciaga? Is it his hottest handbag collection yet? Tweet us @wewomenCA

by Lareese Craig

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