T by Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter’15

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In many ways, Alexander Wang’s emergence in the fashion world triggered the current Renaissance era for sportswear. In the brand’s ten years of existence, designer Wang has consistently elevated the urban uniform into an object of admiration on the runway. In this season’s intermix of mainline and T by offerings, Wang adhered to the now-often-imitated formula that he pioneered and reiterated some classic pieces commonly found in the locker room.

It’s easy to dismiss the clothes as merely more luxe performance-wear. These loose-fitting and borderline-slouchy silhouettes are nowadays a familiar spectacle. In a time of imitators, it’s the little things that distinguish Wang from the wannabes. Take a closer look and you’ll find hidden in the left shoulder seam of the ribbed tee an invisible zipper. Put on the hoodie and you’ll feel the equidistant gel-printed lines flow according to your movements. Touch the sweatshirt and you’ll notice that it’s been cut and sewn from multiples sections of neoprene fabric. Whereas silhouettes are easily imitable, innovation and attention are not. The details we usually miss at a first glance prove that, when it comes to sportswear, Wang is playing in an entirely different league.

For our editorial, RSVP invites you to take a closer look and discover for yourself why there is only one Wang in a crowd of imitators.