Wednesday, February 27, 2013
• 12:46 AM •

T by Alexander Wang

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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.

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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!

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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…

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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