Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • 12:46 AM •
T by Alexander Wang
Each and every piece in this ready to wear collection entitled T by Alexander Wang is to-die-for. I have never once been disappointed with an item of his, and this is owed to the commonly-found structured silhouettes and bold styling in his collections. Need I mention that nobody does black better than Alexander Wang? Enjoy my commentary along with the photos of this fall 2013 collection.
Black and blue dominate this collection. Many designers attempt this scheme, as blue is the one color many are not afraid to wear. What I admire about Alexander Wang is that he is able to create ready-to-wear so as to make a not-so-daring lady look like she takes risks in fashion. There is in fact no risk in wearing something that easily flatters!
Layer onto layer onto layer, the above look is three stages of beauty. I absolutely love the flat lace booties – it just adds that sporty feel to an otherwise generic-looking patent ankle boot. Details, details…
When i say that I love structured silhouettes, I mean I LOVE structured silhouettes. The stiffness of leather is used to Alexander’s advantage in this one. Lines and curves turn this coat-skirt ensemble into a winner. It is reminiscent of the leather bags in the store that catch my eye – the kind that assert one’s presence! Minimal can be so in-your-face sometimes.
High fitted turtleneck, anyone? This has to be one of the coolest warm outfits I have seen. In Canada, we understand the difficulty with simultaneously achieving style and warmth. While the elongated neck of this pullover sweater may seem strange to some, I believe that it balances things out quite well. Thin neck, thick torso and back to thin legs – balance goes easy on the eyes!
Here is a great take on the crewneck sweatshirt. Slouchy shoulders give a laid-back look, while stiffness and strong seams prevent this crewneck from looking too bummy.
Where I come from, you will often see girls roaming the city streets in an oversize coat and leggings. There is nothing that makes a young lady feel more “boss” than a suit coat that works in contrast with those little legs! The idea that one can look mature, feminine and laid back all at once make this look a classic. Alexander Wang knows how it’s done!
The key to this designer’s success is taking what women love and making us love it even more – great silhouettes and classic designs are refreshed with new textures and details. The above shirt is made in a thick thermal fabric, the usual buttons have been switched for a chrome zipper and masculine leather paneled pockets have been added to make quite a statement.
I am once again drawn in by the edgy sophistication of Alexander Wang!
*T by Alexander Wang is available at Shopbop, Net-a-porter, Nordstrom, Revolve and SSENSE.