The news of H&M’s latest collaboration broke late Saturday night. Excitement filled social media as fashion darling Alexander Wang was announced as the latest collaboration during an event at the Coachella Music Festival, in Palm Springs, California. This partnership marks the first time that an American designer teams up with H&M on the much anticipated designer collaboration.
The New York based Fashion Designer’s eponymous brand has firmly established itself by constantly evolving and re-contextualizing the urban uniform, since it was launched on the runway in 2007.
Alexander’s core sensibility is a reflection on contrasts, blending seamlessly between the refined and the imperfect. His collections have a unique outlook on fashion, and always reflect a sense of ease.
The collection will be available late fall on 6 November. It will feature apparel and accessories for women and men. Typical for his irreverent approach, Wang will propose a new take on the lifestyle product offering that goes beyond fashion.
“I am honoured to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to push boundaries and to set a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.” Alexander Wang
“Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today. He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that’s infectious. It feels incredible to be collaborating with him this year,” says Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s Creative Advisor.
Information & images via H&M Canada
Alexander Wang bio photo: Steven Klein