During the second half of the On The Run show, Beyoncé’s wardrobe makes a switch from the mesh masks and bodysutits of designers like Versace and Michael Costello in favor of an all black look from New York City-based designer Alexander Wang.
The Alexander Wang look is a riff off of an urban bomber hoodie jacket that was cropped to expose a bondage bodysuit underneath that has graphic cutouts. When worn up, the oversized hood covers the face, adding an incognito element reminiscent of the On The Run theme.
According to the brand, the materials used for the pieces include a 3-D sport mesh, compact bondage leather and an exotic snake—all in shades of black to create a slick urban feel.
Both the bomber jacket and the bodysuit required intensive handwork. The bomber sleeves have exotic snake skin seamed into the aero foam mesh strip-by-strip, and the bodysuit has a custom-made nylon ladder embroidery which gives the visual illusion of sheer cutouts and is seamed in piece-by-piece to the leather.