Everyone knows Alexander Wang has earned his title as the unassuming young king of grunge rock street gear. But, not about to rest on his laurels for long, Wang has made moves to refine the tousled look he's become known for, without sacrificing any of the effortless chic. His newest project, the T collection, started out as a lineup of simple, slouchy T-shirts and tanks that could be paired together or worn on their own. But the new T collection Wang has released for fall, shows a maturity in both the construction and presentation of the pieces. “As we evolved, I felt like the [main]
collection needed to have more of a point of view on the runway,” Wang
says. “But I still very much believe in the whole idea of T-shirt
dressing. T represents the fluidity and casual aspect of how T-shirts
are worn, but will now transcend into different categories.”
The fall T collection has evolved to include include impeccably tailored wool blazers, skinny pants,
denim jackets, leggings with leather piping, zip-up dresses and hooded
ponchos. Wang has also used the new collection as an outlet for his keen skills with knot: sweaters, scarves and the ever popular beanies.
“People loved the beanie hats we did for fall 2008,” says Wang. The line will also feature bras with velvet accents that echo back to the
gypsy-inspired chenille and velvet motifs of his recent runway collection, proving the parallels that Wang has intended for his new lines. But despite the similarities in design, the T collection is priced distinctly different, with a range from $38 to $107 wholesale, (versus the Alexander Wang range of
$120 to $350).
And though the Wang's vision has evolved from his scuffed-boot, messy-haired prototypical girl, he hasn't lost his appreciation for her. “This is about the foundations,” Wang said. Clothes that people want to wear and live in. Our girl can use the
ready-to-wear to sprinkle in the excitement, but these are the core
pieces for her wardrobe.”
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