May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: T by Alexander Wang has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a T-shirt label. This season’s offering was composed of far more than simple jersey. There were matte wool suitings, slinky silks, and even luxurious leather and suede. The well-rounded collection included many favorites from seasons past, such as sheer button-ups, leather leggings, and sporty bra tops. Tailored jackets showed maturity and finesse, while hourglass dresses – the best of which featured a criss-crossed halter neckline – were short and sexy. The limited color palette echoed the sparseness of the designs. Wang’s hip clients aren’t interested in embellishment. What they desire are simple basics with a downtown sensibility, and Wang never fails to give them just that.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Long and lean / Hourglass / Slouchy / Boxy
Color: Raisin / Optic white / Black / Buttercream
Key Items: Halter dresses / Tailored blazers / Sheer button-ups / Leather tees / Leather leggings
Materials: Matte wool suitings / Laundered silks / Buttery leather / Suede / Chiffon
Details + Trim: Opaque panels / Contrast waistbands or trim / Criss-crossed halter necklines / Keyhole necklines / Spaghetti straps
Accessories + Footwear: Wide fabric headbands / Silver collar pins / Ankle-strap mules
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