Alexander Wang is clearly on the up and up. If you dig his cool, disheleved vibe, listen up. Wang is adding shoes and a diffusion line to his Spring line up. The San Francisco native, who has always cited Kate Moss as muse, also recently upgraded his design studio in NYC. Furthermore, Wang hired a new stylist, to fill in for model and bff Erin Wasson.
“[Fall] was the season where people really recognized us,” said Wang. “We’re under a microscope now. We have to watch our moves and make sure everything we do is right.”
Come Spring 2009, a diffusion line will present cotton basics, like tanks, tees and tee shirt dresses, at $28-$40 wholesale, in everyday colors black, white and gray. But they won't be too basic. “Necklines are stretched and armholes are strategically lowered so that it looks worn in,” he explains. On the other hand, his footwear promises to be fierce. There will be five styles, all different takes on the platform sandal. The shoes will compliment his up-and-coming Spring collection which he hinted will be very colorful, focus on separates and have a slight Miami Vice vibe. Cool.
To see some fun pictures of Wang in his new and improved studio and to see the beginnings of his diffusion line,