Creatures of Comfort, one of my very favorite online stores, carries an incredible selection of these black to white basics. From left to right, top to bottom: Slow and Steady Wins the Race's Silk T, Hope's Cropped Tee, Hope's Merry Tee, Sophomore's Twist Tank (I tried this on in black at Opening Ceremony and actually found it to be a flattering cut - too bad I have about ten identical tops), Kain's Crop Tee, Kain's Kimino Tee, Kain's Drop Sleeve Pocket T, and Antipodium's Easy on the Eye Tee - all for under $100!
The only brand that doesnt seem to understand what an amazing bandwagon this is to jump on, immediately, is Acne - still pricing simple pieces over $200! Though I love a lot of what they do, they have perhaps one of the most laughable price point systems that have their customers paying far too much for not enough. A white tee is a white tee is a white tee and its a luxury to be able to purchase anything more upscale than Hanes but to demand anything over $100 simply feels insulting. From left to right are Acne's Beaudu Linen Tank, Bay Linen T, Bay Burnout Tee, and Bonny Linen Tee - all over $199, though it would be easy to round up.
Ive now collected three of Wangs pieces and one of Kains so Im pretty set up as far as Spring and Summer Tees but I cannot help but covet basics everywhere I go and its fair to say that this "trend" among designers is more than welcome to prove its staying power.