T by Alexander Wang
has been mirroring the designer's ready-to-wear range more and more in recent seasons, which is good news for fans trying to get more Wang for their buck. Similar to the conceptual collection Wang showed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard earlier, the new T lineup referenced extreme conditions and outdoor sports with technical performance gear that had a rugged, urban appeal. The lookbook opener nicely captured this survivalist theme. It consisted of a long, reversible coat combining traditional Donegal felt with lightweight quilted nylon somewhat reminiscent of a sleeping bag. The topper was paired with matching waterproof track pants, which were layered over stretchy leggings boasting a bold, branded waistband—a callback to the logomania of Wang's Spring collection. Pops of neon also tied back to the highlighter hues we saw on Wang's runway, except these fabrics didn't have any heat-activated smoke-and-mirrors effects. Hooded, bonded fleece jackets came in "acid" yellow or "rave" pink, which were also used as the accent colors on classic fisherman sweaters and scuba-inspired leather separates. All in all, the sporty energy here felt super-relevant.