There’s been a lot of buzz about Alexander Wang’s latest drama; the ‘sweatshop’ lawsuit against him by former employers, the horrific accusations of forcing laborers to work 25 hours straight until they inevitably passed out. But I am neither judge nor jury and will not comment on this other than I hope the Wang brothers are doing the right thing.
I am, however, a good judge of bags, and the Emile tote – in black and burgundy – along with the perforated golf bag are as street chic as they come. Note the timeless shape punctuated with edgy details: slashed leather slits and metal corners. We’ve been loving on-trend backpacks, and Wang’s version proves it’s not just for the school yard. But given his recent bad press, are you still willing to buy Alexander Wang goods?