6 posts tagged "T by Alexander Wang"
Last season, Alexander Wang featured fashion’s favorite Mickey Mouse-wearing badass, Azealia Banks, in his T by Alexander Wang ads. But for Spring ’13, he decided to go a completely new route: a comedy sketch. “We wanted to do something different, outside of music, and I wanted to bring humor into our campaign,” Wang told Style.com. But we’re not talking just any comedy sketch. Wang has revived MADtv’s 2007 “Bon Qui Qui” segment, a cult classic in which two decidedly disgruntled employees of the fictional King Burger berate, harass, and pretty much verbally assault their hungry (and often baffled) customers. The ads will star Miss Bon Qui Qui herself, comedian Anjelah Johnson (above). “I first watched Bon Qui Qui three years ago,” recalls Wang. “The part when she complains about taking out the blender is a classic!” he says, referring to the sketch in which BQQ tells a customer who’s ordered a cookies-and-cream milkshake that she doesn’t “even know how to use that blender with all those crazy buttons” and insists on giving him a Coke. “I still watch it once a week when I need a pick-me-up,” says Wang. Directed by Gavin McInnes, the film will feature cameos by personalities such as Simon Doonan, Alessandra Ambrosio, Shannan Click, Natasha Lyonne, and rapper A$AP Rocky. “It was fun to bring in some friends and people from the industry, and to see how they interacted with BQQ. The chemistry, or lack of, was the cherry on the cake.” Keep an eye out for T by Wang’s funny film, which will debut on the brand’s Web site and YouTube channel on Wednesday.
What’s not to like about model Lea T‘s off-duty get-up? Lea’s street-style look serves as a reminder that a basic leather miniskirt can be the perfect transition piece. And with New York fashion week just a little over a month away, you can never have too many of those in your wardrobe. The catwalker paired her easy-to-wear leather skirt with an iconic Givenchy Rottweiler T-shirt from the Fall 2011 menswear collection and knee-high boots from the pre-Fall range (which are almost completely sold out at Barneys and Net-a-Porter). Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite leather numbers to get her look now.
From top left to right: T by Alexander Wang miniskirt, $425, available at www.shopbop.com; Milly “Delphine” skirt, $495, available at www.bloomindales.com; Theyskens’ Theory textured-leather skirt, $635, available at www.net-a-porter.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim zip skirt, $695, available at www.lagarconne.com.
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For his T campaigns, Alexander Wang tends to forgo the models for musicians. First there was Santigold and Spank Rock, then Die Antwoord, and now, for Fall, the foul-mouthed rap-and-pop darling of the moment, Azealia Banks. It’s not the first time the two have linked up. Banks was Wang’s date for the 2012 Met Gala, as well as providing the music for his Spring 2012 AW campaign with Liya Kibede. Why the move in front of the camera? “She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent,” Wang says. “I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies.” Daniel Jackson directed the spot, which features Banks rapping “Van Vogue” from her recent EP 1991, with styling by Alastair McKimm. The video debuts exclusively here on Style.com.
With his latest T by Alexander Wang Resort collection, Alexander Wang made it clear that the season had a color story, and mint green was the main character. The designer’s signature separates in the pastel hue had editors pining for Resort’s December deliveries in the middle of June, but it’s never too soon to try out a trend. From Carven to J.Crew, we’ve rounded up five mint green pieces to try out now.
1. Vivetta x Wok dress, $380, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish, $8, available at www.nordstrom.com
3. House of Harlow necklace, $75, available at www.boutiquetoyou.com
4. J.Crew jeans, $125, available at www.net-a-porter.com
5. Carven shirt, $423, available at www.farfetch.com
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Shorts are a sure sign that summer has arrived. But it’s important to keep the warm-weather staple fresh. Some of our favorite designers, including David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone, Carven’s Guillaume Henry, and Alexander Wang, have turned to striped, textured patterns for shorts this season. Pair them with a simple black or white T-shirt, à la model-off-duty Martha Hunt (pictured), and you’re set for any city scorcher.
From top left to right: Rag & Bone shorts, $290, available at www.shopbop.com; T by Alexander Wang shorts, $125, available at www.barneys.com; Carven shorts, $233, available at www.farfetch.com; By Malene Birger shorts, $335, available at www.shoplesnouvelles.com.