January 10, 2012 New York
That's not to say it's not evolving. For Fall, Wang introduced his first men's suit, in an unfussy, slightly boxy cut. "We thought it was important as we moved into ready-to-wear that our guy should have a suit," Wang said. "Even if that's not what we are building our collection about."
Suit-and-tie types should look elsewhere—there isn't a piece of neckwear in sight—but it's all in keeping with the tough, military-tinged vibe the designer has been pursuing. He's tapped into the idiom of protective gear for quilted jackets and spongy knits and has a free hand with leather, shearling, and neoprene. Why all the armor? One of the collection's dominant motifs is a shattered patchwork, suggestive of violence not far at hand. Take from that what you will. The thing about the street is, sometimes it ends up Occupied.