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Alexander Wang Is Officially Linking in to the World of Jewelry

Alexander Wang Is Officially Linking in to the World of Jewelry

If there’s one thing we learned from the black chain-strapped Alexander Wang dress Empire’s Taraji P. Henson rocked at this year’s Emmy Awards, it’s that Wang sure does have a love for chunky metallic pieces. That’s perhaps exactly why the New York-based designer and former Balenciaga creative director is officially launching his own jewelry collection, WWD reports.

Like the high-street appeal of his venerable ready-to-wear collections, the jewels deliver a downtown-cool sensibility thanks to chain-linked pieces produced in Italy and brass-plated in both palladium and 24-karat gold—earrings go for $295 and a double lock necklace is worth $525. This isn’t Wang’s first nosedive into the world of baubles, considering the talent previously has collaborated on limited-edition selections with Gaia Repossi and Betony Vernon, and also crafted memorable statement pieces for Balenciaga.

“I always wanted to do jewelry, but I never felt like I had the opportunity. I’ve had my hands quite full,” Wang told WWD. “But I really got exposed to it when I went to Balenciaga and I really enjoyed the process.”

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The first selection of pieces was introduced on his spring 2016 runway and a new set of pill-inspired ones are a part of his pre-fall collection; however, you don’t have to wait too long to get your hands on the coveted goods. Alexander Wang’s jewelry will launch on alexanderwang.com and in Wang stores mid-December, as well as Net-a-Porter, Joyce HK, and Mytheresa.com in March.

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