A sartorial guide to being an all-around badass, by T by Alexander Wang

A sartorial guide to being an all-around badass, by T by Alexander Wang

Take no prisoners

Text: Jolene Khor

If this pre-fall collection by the American designer doesn't up your cool factor, nothing will

As far as diffusion lines go, T by Alexander Wang stands tall among its peers, namely McQ, Versus and RED Valentino. Which is to say, while described as a secondary line stemming from their respective reputable fashion houses (that is, Alexander McQueen, Versace and Valentino, for those in need of clarification) the fashionable offerings at the American designer's masstige diaspora are far from second grade. 

Take the pre-fall 2017 curation, seen below. T by Alexander Wang's tough cookie, lightly layered MO to everyday dressing mirrors that of its parent company, only more approachable and well, less of a burden on the wallet. Casual without being pedestrian, sporty but not too pedantic, the trans-seasonal pieces, mostly a dance around the dry terry fabric, draw our attention to the waist. Notice the bagginess of sleeves countered by imperfect bows and twist front knots, flared hems resting above the hips controlled by careful tailoring — sweaters and shirting streamlined, linear and redefined. 

Our favourite piece? It's a delicate tie between the oversized anorak pieced together with crinkled paperweight nylon (perfect for battling Singapore's unpredictable weather conditions) and the green dress rendered in intarsia weaves, mimicking striking graphics, especially when peeking out of a cropped silk shirt.

Take your pick:

T by Alexander Wang is in stores now.