For his first outing at Balenciaga, creative director Alexander Wang kept to a basic but effectively graphic palette of black and white, broken by the occasional forest green or winter grey. He was more interested in exploring different shapes, specifically the mid-century couture style of house founder Cristóbal Balenciaga. Wang trotted out the rounded shoulders, cocoon silhouettes, and padded hips but gave them all the downtown cool he’s known for. With Balenciaga’s resources, he pushed into fabric innovations, resulting in clever twists on the familiar; furs were made to look like marble while the knitwear was reminiscent of cracked plaster. It was a tightly edited, confident collection that left fashion fans eagerly anticipating his next showing.