Alexander Wang on His Exclusive Rose-Gold Capsule Collection & Favorite Lunch Spot
Being part of Alexander Wang‘s squad (#wangsquad) has been a longtime fantasy of ours. We imagine it would involve wearing really amazing clothes—in lots of black—to warehouse ragers, followed by drive-thru burgers and late-night routs of mini-marts with Vince Staples and Anna Ewers.
But we’ll settle for our brief chat with the wunderkind designer about his favorite lunch spot (it’s not fast or snack food) and picking up several pieces from his gorgeous Nordstrom-exclusive rose-gold capsule collection, which unveils today. Truth is, we probably don’t have the kind of energy it would take to stay so many steps ahead of the trends after pulling an all-nighter. But we can definitely pull off those studded sandals.
And it turns out Alexander is pretty chill too.
Photo by Steven Klein
What were your key references and inspiration for these accessories?
For the Nordstrom-exclusive capsule collection of pre-fall 2017 accessories, we explored signature pieces animated by luxurious metal accents that strike the balance between precious and everyday that I find so appealing. The Roxy hobo bag, with its rose-gold hardware and bike chain, can be carried in a variety of versatile ways. In addition, the Abby and Roxy are toughened with all-over rose-gold studs and the Kori features a gleaming rhodium heel. The collection’s jewelry is done in mixed metals, creating juxtaposition—a bike-chain necklace and bracelet include our signature lock, and the triple-ring hoop has silver pavé crystals suspended behind the ear.
How do you see women wearing these accessories?
I always gravitate to the style of the girls who surround me every day, from best friends to models and colleagues. These pieces are transitional and can be worn so many ways. I like to inject life into them but imagine they can fit into the lives of every girl.
What’s the current favorite lunch takeout spot for the crew? What’s the most popular lunch dish?
My current obsession is a new poke place, Chikarashi on Canal Street. I always order the salmon kama bowl with ponzu sauce.
Photo courtesy of Chikarashi
Where do you go for drinks afterward?
I love going back to my new apartment and drinking wine on my terrace with friends.
How would you describe the vibe of Alexander Wang creatives at work?
A black T-shirt seems to be the go-to.
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