Alexander Wang Mixed–Stitch Jumper

For obvious reasons, designers all over the globe have filled their 2012 collections with sport-influenced pieces. Technical fabrics and complex weaves and construction have all played a major role in the works of fashion’s most coveted.

With the summer’s Olympic Games fast approaching, it’s important to have a wardrobe that leaves the hard work for the athletes and effortlessly reflects menswear’s current state of mind.

Alexander Wang’s mixed-stitch jumper is just that: a contemporary blend of classic and technical fabrics that puts a contemporary spin on a wardrobe staple. Sport luxe items formed the backbone of the designer’s SS12 collection; a range designed to create a ‘uniform’ for the modern man. The jumper is constructed with side vents and contrasting stitch panels in a diamond graphic – an example of New York label’s signature laid-back style.

Highlighting Alexander Wang’s penchant for detailing, the intricate contrast-stitch complements the relaxed style of this jumper. At a glance, it’s not so obvious, but on closer inspection this jumper’s exquisite craftsmanship comes to light. With the aforementioned side vents giving it a slouchy, irregular fit, this jumper is a versatile piece that can be worked for a sport-luxe finish or used as an anchoring piece for bolder colours/prints.

Channel the 90s in a modern way by continuing the relaxed, downtown style – pair this jumper with light stone wash denim shorts and finish with your favourite trainers or hi-tops.

For an edgier look, work this jumper with slick black skinny jeans, boots and structured jacket for simple, effortless cool.

The highlight of this jumper – and the entire collection – is that Wang hasn’t tried to force anything. While other designers are constantly trying ‘reinvent the wheel’ as Wang puts it, he is simply trying to “[re]visit the classics and things that guys know and understand.”

Alexander Wang’s collection takes staple separates – jumpers, jogging bottoms, sweatshirts, varsity jackets and shorts, classic everyman items – and applies these subtle details.

“You’re attracted to it because it’s something that you recognise, and you fall in love with it because the details lure you and surprise you.”
Alexander Wang

This jumper is available now on the Alexander Wang website or Selfridges.

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Alexander Wang Mixed–Stitch Jumper:

Alexander Wang Mixed–stitch jumper

Alexander Wang Mixed–stitch jumper

Alexander Wang Mixed–stitch jumper