Alexander Wang talks accessories

27 August 2009

Remember a few weeks ago in Grazia when we told you of our 'pang for Wang'? Well it’s developed into a full-blown love-in now that the 27-year-old designer has revealed he’ll be going full speed ahead with his accessories collection. Wang will be debuting eyewear for spring 2010, and is also planning on expanding his tee collection for the new season to include more than just cotton tanks and T-shirts: 'I’ve seen so many designers fall into that trap. The fun part is being able to evolve and challenge yourself…  If you get too comfortable, it’s not invigorating.' Wise words Mr Wang, but where exactly does your fashion nous stem from? 'I never really got to talk to Marc [Jacobs] when I was interning [for him],' the designer reveals, 'but I’ve always remembered something [he] said in an interview: as soon as people get used to what you’re doing, you have to change direction.' Perhaps that’s why he’s decided to name his bags after the '90s characters he’s been inspired by, like the ‘Kelly’ from 90210, the ‘Dorothy’ from The Golden Girls or the ‘Trudy’ from Miami Vice. 'They’re all the shows that used to be on TV when I was growing up,' he says. We hear you, Wang! [Fashionologie]


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