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In This Corner of the Ring Is Your First Look at Alexander Wang x H&M

Sep 26 2014 - 8:30am

Back in November, when we asked who should collaborate next with H&M [1], we didn't even dare to dream as big as Alexander Wang [2]. After all, the king of downtown cool is not only behind his namesake label, but also the man at the helm of Balenciaga [3].

But with one Instagram video [4], our expectations changed, and Wang announced his forthcoming collaboration with H&M, which launches Nov. 6 (and is expected to retail [5] at prices ranging from $130 to $300). So what's next from our beloved brand?

Aside from the first few clues revealed via Instagram, which appeared to be a boxing-gloves key chain and a nylon bag strap, we now have our first look at the collaboration's "dream team [6]," including soccer player Andy Carroll, kickboxer Rivaldino dos Santos, and models Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann [7], Isabeli Fontana, and Natasha Poly.

Scroll down to take in the new Wang uniform — including jersey mesh separates and one athletic-inspired cutout dress — and sit tight for even more details. Because, in true Wang fashion, we're still on edge as we anticipate what's to come [8].

— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak

Source: H&M [9]

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: H&M [10]

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: H&M [11]

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: H&M [12]

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: H&M [13]

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: H&M [14]

Alexander Wang x H&M

According to the October issue of Vogue Australia, Wang is designing a new take [15] on his foldover Freja booties from his Spring '10 line, set to retail at $199.

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: Instagram user HM [16]

Alexander Wang x H&M

Source: Instagram user HM [17]

Alexander Wang x H&M

According to a press release from H&M [18], "The Alexander Wang [19] x H&M collection will feature apparel and accessories for women and men." The line, which will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide as well as online, will feature the designer's "irreverent approach [that] will propose a new take on the lifestyle product offering that goes beyond fashion."

Source: Instagram user alexanderwangny [20]

Alexander Wang x H&M

As can be expected from a designer so inventive that he launched his collaboration overnight at Coachella, Wang says, "I am honored to be a part of H&M [21]'s designer collaborations . . . 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 [22] brand and lifestyle."

Source: Instagram user alexanderwangny [23]

Rihanna in Alexander Wang x H&M

The edgy star won the honor of debuting the collaboration when she took to the streets of New York in a sporty look.


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