June 13, 2012 New York
The designer 180 is one of our business' most reliable phenomena, but if Wang's latest changeup was inevitable, it thrilled nonetheless. He's got such a good handle on cool. At a crowded preview of the collection this morning, editors from at least three different publications found reasons to exclaim, be it a special sweater knit from softer-than-soft T-shirt fabric that had been sewn into tubes and stuffed with polyfill, the crocodile-stamped midriff-baring vests, or the return after two years of his best-selling wedge shoe, the Alla, now in a faux lizard and mock croc combo.
Taking the item-y feeling of the season a step further, he also introduced a new collection of Objects. Tops here, without a doubt, was the matte black yoga mat and accompanying carrier.