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July 30 2014

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Alexander Wang Is GQ‘s Best New Menswear Designer In America

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It seems Wang can do no wrong. Alexander Wang, who dipped a toe in the waters of menswear with his T collection for men, was named the winner of GQ‘s annual Best New Menswear Designer in America award, which comes with a mentorship with Dockers, Bloomingdale’s, and the magazine’s editors, and the opportunity to design a piece for a limited-edition Dockers capsule collection. All six nominated labels (T by Alexander Wang, Gant by Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, Warriors of Radness, Miller’s Oath, and Riviera Club) were fêted at a bash, in New York last night where—before the winner was even announced—GQ creative director Jim Moore took a moment to single out Wang as someone he envisioned growing in the men’s business. “He was doing T-shirts and hoodies, and when we approached him, he said, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little bit early on?’ ” Moore recalled. “I said no, I think you have the potential to be a great American menswear designer. It pushed him to expand his categories.” Alexander Wang and Dockers in the same sentence—sounds like an expansion to us.

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Doutzen’s Boy Is All Atwitter, Girls (Like Helena Bonham Carter) Just Wanna Have Fun, Wang And The Gang In The Running For GQ‘s Best New Menswear Designer In America, And More…

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Baby’s first rattle, sure. Baby’s first Gucci, maybe. But baby’s first Twitter account? Believe it: Phyllon Joy Gorré—the newborn offspring of Doutzen Kroes and husband Sunnery James—is now tweeting. [@PhyllonJoy]

And in other Twitter revelations today, H&M delighted fans by announcing via tweet that it’s planning to open its virtual doors to U.S. e-commerce circa 2012. [@HMUSA]

Helena Bonham Carter weathered criticism for her Golden Globes look, a Vivienne Westwood gown with which she paired mismatched shoes. “Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun. For me, fashion is all about fantasy and putting unlikely things together,” Bonham Carter told People StyleWatch. She even went so far as to suggest she’d do the fashionably unthinkable: wear the same dress to the Oscars. [People StyleWatch]

GQ announced the finalists for its GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designers in America award this morning. In the running this year: Alexander Wang for T (left), Patrik Ervell, Michael Bastian for Gant, Rick Klotz for Warriors of Radness, Kirk Miller for Miller’s Oath, and Joe Sadler, Derek Buse, and Greg Ullery for Riviera Club. [WWD]

And following the parades of brightly hued dudes on the European runways, The Wall Street Journal wonders: Will men actually buy color? [WSJ]

Photo: Mimi Ritzen Crawford