From the beginning, T by Alexander Wang
has been about fine-tuning the building blocks of an everyday, downtown wardrobe. Achieving the perfectly worn-in T-shirt was just the beginning. The line continues to expand the idea of what constitutes a "basic," this season turning its focus to outerwear—a surprisingly untapped category until now, but a natural progression. After all, what self-respecting model-off-duty doesn't live in her black leather jacket? The covetable ones here combined distressed lambskin with fleecy shearling and were reversible for added functionality. And for those days when a biker simply won't cut it in terms of warmth, there were classic navy peacoats (in both standard and longer lengths) cut from a soft overwashed wool, which made the brand-new toppers feel like they've been well-loved for years. Texture was key here, much as it was in Wang's latest namesake collection. Boyish jackets and cargo pants came in a nubby navy tweed, and there were also brushed-wool sweatshirts and miniskirts. Of course, the innovative fabrics used for Fall weren't all coarse. Look no further than the handful of ultra-plush chenille cardigans and pullovers, which effectively redefined that other T buzzword, "necessity."