Summer leather, at one point in time as proverbially oxymoronic as "summer sweater," is fast moving into the realm of accepted reality. Designers are unwilling to abandon skin to Fall. Given his predilection for the stuff, it's no surprise Alexander Wang falls in with that number. His
Spring collection was as leathery as any other. His solution was to
perforate it, for grid-printed jerseys (baseball, basketball) and shirts,
and to slice and dice it into stretch mesh for other tops. Breezy! And
perfect to pair with two-tone oversize leather shorts.
The whole collection leaned lighter, with poplin tunic tops replacing shirts, and curving seams to reduce bulk on jackets. A new shoulder bag, from the Explorer series, is essentially a backpack minus one strap. Slimming down for Spring all around. It is bathing suit season, and on that subject, over at T, Wang offered those, too.