Alexander Wang’s OBJECTS Of Desire-------
Fourteen new stores in Asia by year’s end is just the beginning of Alexander Wang’s expansion plans. Style.com got an exclusive sneak peek at his new eight-piece lifestyle collection, OBJECTS, which will make its debut in goody bags gifted to lucky editors, buyers, and celebs in the front row at his show on Saturday. “I’ve always had a fascination with home, but wanted to take it step by step,” Wang said over the phone in between fittings. “If I can’t start with a couch, at least I can start with a coaster.” In addition to the black mock croc coasters, there’s a matching embossed leather lighter, letter box, junk box, and playing card case, as well as a smoked glass ashtray and a leather-bound notebook with metal corners. The line’s hot ticket, though, is a blackened steel bike chain with a mock croc-covered brass lock. All-weather it’s not, but it’s undeniably cool. The line retails from $29 to $150 and will be available at Wang’s Grand Street store and on his Web site come Monday.
In another bit of other news, Wang’s Spring 2012 campaign video will have its own debut this Saturday as an installation under the High Line on 24th Street between 10th and 11th avenues. Directed by James Lima, starring Liya Kebede, and featuring music by Azealia Banks, it’s meant, the designer says, to evoke “arcade video games and car crashes.” The cool factor here is that it will be projected not just on walls but on specially designed windshields and windows on cars parked on 24th Street. We’ve got a teaser here.