October 27, 2010
As its name suggests, T by Alexander Wang began as a T-shirt line—we know girls who collect the designer's loose-fit, fine-knit drapey tees in every color—but the range has grown of late to include shirtdresses, cardigans, shorts, and pencil skirts. For Spring, there's even a silk charmeuse long dress in a neutral shade called desert. The colors here echo what we saw on Wang's September runway—plenty of white mixed in with shades of nude and gray. But whereas his signature collection pushes the style envelope, you won't find any Tyvek-like industrial materials or scribble prints in T. The focus, instead, is on a layered, made-for-everyday kind of silhouette: A cotton poncho might top a rayon silk muscle tee, tank dress, and cotton sweatpants, while a cardigan in pima modal (is there a softer, more delicious fabric on the planet?) gets paired up with a crisscross-back tank and a stretchy ruched skirt. The relatively made-for-everyday prices will make it an integral part of the mix at Wang's first ever store, set to open in Soho at the end of New York fashion week.