Friday, January 16, 2009
Preview: T by Alexander Wang
Here's a preview of Alexander Wang's new diffusion line from his lookbook. "T by Alexander Wang" features 12 styles of comfortable T-shirt dresses, tanks, and shirts that look already worn out and worked in. He told WWD “Necklines are stretched and armholes are strategically lowered so that it looks worn in … It’s like sleeping in a T-shirt and then wearing it the next day. It’s not this crisp little T out of the dryer. It’s draped and kind of wilted." Prices range are about $74-89 and will be hitting stores by the end of this month. The line will be available at Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony and Kirna Zabête and available now for pre-order on SaksFifthAvenue.com/. While still not dirt cheap for a jersey tee, it's not unaffordable either especially for those wanting to get a piece of the Wang at a fraction of the price of his regular collection. With Wang's sales increasing in the last year, while others have faltered due to the recession, here's a young designer who knows what women want. Effortless Cool is always at the core of Alexander Wang's designs. I particularly like the first droopy racer back tank shown.