Spare and sporty was the essence of the T by Alexander Wang Resort 2015 collection. This season features a metallic silver anorak that folded up into itself, leaving the wearer with a neat little pouch. When things get chillier, the T customer can cozy up to a hyper-sporty, hyper-utilitarian coat in performance nylon with fleece lining and sharp, laser-cut pocket detailing. There are particularly cool glossy tracksuits with contrasting matte leather stripes. The brutalism of Wang’s most synthetic-seeming pieces are tempered by gorgeous chunky knits, seen in a pullover and drop-crotch sweatpants, and buttery sea-foam green lambskin, which he whipped into bralettes and trousers. The collection also features a an oversize, martial-looking olive bomber. There are the body-con numbers for which Wang is originally known were well represented here, in dresses and tops. Especially compelling was printing done over a plaited rib knit so that when stretched across the torso, it exposed the undyed material in between.
With all this premium put on functionality and activity, the line is sure to bring an element of cool sportswear to the table. Wang. Deterioration is a theme the designer’s flirted with in the past, and here he conjured it up with indigo, seen in anoraks and cotton knits washed to a convincing distress. And despite a sweatshirt printed with helpful symbols for washing, the takeaway here is clear: cool clothes to get down and dirty in—and all but certain to thrill would-be action heroines worldwide.