Soon enough, Alexander Wang is going to need a separate showroom just for his T
collection. With each season, the lower-priced range evolves a little more, leaving the designer's edgy downtown clientele with an even longer wish list. Alongside the usual suspects—striped T-shirts, chunky hooded knits, and casual lightweight dresses—Wang showed his first swimwear for the line. There was a sleek one-piece suit with mesh detailing (a sign that last Spring's sporty trend is still lingering) and a solid bandeau bikini that could easily double as a crop top. Another example of the not-dead-yet sporty vibe lived in a trio of neoprene dresses with contrasting collars and waterproof zippers. A cropped baseball jacket in the same scuba material looked cool, too.
Suede was the season's other big debut. He used it for a pair of "pilly" stretch jeans, an oversize button-up, and a tracksuit with an over-$1,000 price tag. That's steep for the T line, but something tells us numbers like that won't get in the way of Wang's customers and their wish lists.