T by Alexander Wang Is Here To Remind You To Layer

View the pre-fall collection below

Photo courtesy of T by Alexander Wang

Today, T by Alexander Wang dropped its pre-fall collection. Filled with cropped denim jackets, washed stripe short sets, and longline button-ups, it basically serves as a reminder about the importance of skilled layering. 

Void of the mohair and pierced leather that dominated Wang's high-end namesake's fall collection, T's pre-fall leans on lighter denims, crepes, and knits. While the utilitarian collection takes cues from different eras, the overall vibe of the lookbook feels like it channels modern-day version of grunge thanks to details like elastic waists, ribbed knits, and frayed edges. Although most ensembles contain at least four garments layered atop one another, the looks still feel light and lean thanks to immaculate tailoring and varied hem lengths. 

Styling eccentricities of Wang's past, like visible boxer shorts and button-ups buttoned only at the top, are employed once again. We also see the ever-popular dress layered over a pair of pants trick. But the standout styling lies in the way they layer crop tops over collared shirts and shorts under knits and oversized oxford tops, which makes typical "summer" items weather-appropriate year round.

The full collection drops on AlexanderWang.com today. Check out the lookbook in the gallery, below.