Earlier this week Alexander Wang presented his resort 2011 collection, for which the typically downtown-inspired designer went suburban, or "not urban" as he called it, with a lineup of homespun knits, deconstructed kahki skirts, leather shorts, and a bathrobe-style trench coat. During the preview in his New York showroom, Wang also announced a forthcoming (still unnamed) new collection of essentials which will launch with resort. "This is our way of being more democratic," he said of the line that will debut with six pieces—three pants, two jackets, and one shirt. While his T collection continues to be inspired by casual t-shirt dressing, the new line appears to be focused on more polished, dressed-up looks. Adding to his list of responsibilities, Wang will open his first brand store in New York later this year.