Dry clean only. Hand wash only. Alexander Wang throws caution labels to the wind when it comes to laundry — everything goes in the washing machine, often leading to wardrobe evolutions. “Sometimes things become completely distorted and bleached out and some of them become my favorite pieces,” said Wang, while presenting his resort collection, in which the concept of laundry mishaps was deployed into tie-dyed patterns — some pretty, some fiercely graphic. While an oversize PVC raincoat hand tie-dyed in inky blue was an example of the lineup’s softer side, when styled over a bar-code printed T-shirt dress and knee-high cobalt-blue suede desert boots, the look made a strong case for utilitarian streetwear. It resonated throughout with army pants, workwear jackets and overalls with safety-belt details. Alas, some of the pieces were machine washable in theory only. “The leather resin patchwork — I wouldn’t throw that in the wash,” said Wang.

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