Alexander Wang is very much the designer of the moment. Only a month ago he opened his first ever flagship in Soho in New York. He is currently busy designing two labels, and now already with numerous awards and accolades under his belt, the designer has recently been nominated for a category which until three years ago was alien to him - menswear. In fact his T by Alexander Wang menswear label proved to be so successful that the designer has decided to introduce a men's ready-to-wear collection and I for one am dying to check it out. I wouldn't have posted unless of course there was a photo giving us a sneak peak into his collection, it has just been released (see below; I want it all).
He said last week that it was mainly his surprise at the interest in his men's pieces as well as picking up the GQ award for best new menswear designer that has urged him to expand and create a ready-to-wear collection. His collection is based on "utilitarian references" something that he says he "always felt a close attraction to" . His suit pants are in fact leather or nylon tracksuit bottoms, his overcoats and varsity jackets have leather sleeves, the wool felt jackets and gabardines have silk tuxedo collars and there are some knee length leather shorts (of which I need a pair in my life, any offers?). Accessories are not on the menu yet however the designer has promised that there will be accessories in his second collection which will follow in Spring 2012.
Prices for his collection will start at £220 and you may expect to pay about £700 for some outerwear (which as you can see below is kinda a little bit massive). The first collection which he said is small enough to be described as "capsule" will be available in London from Dover Street Market and internationally at Barneys, Colette and Joyce as well in Wangs' flagship store.
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