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Alexander Wang to Launch New Clothing Line of Essentials

Global Watch: Alexander Wang to Launch Essentials Line

Alexander Wang unveiled his resort 2011 collection (with Aussie Julia Nobis) earlier this week and used the occasion to reveal his plans to expand the Alexander Wang brand. The designer spoke about launching a new collection of essentials, explaining, "After last season we started looking at our carry-over business, what our customers come back for again and again. There's also this perception that we're very young. Going to trunk shows, women always say, 'Oh my gosh, I love your brand.' This is our way of being more democratic." The initial line will include three pairs of trousers, two jackets and a flat-front shirt. It will be quite different to the T line, as Wang hinted at more of a focus of tailoring. "I don't want to say [the new line] is based on tailoring or business attire, but they're two different focuses." Wang has also announced he'll be opening his first stand-alone store in New York "sometime this year." Someone say, bring it?

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