Once we thought we’ve reached our saturation point when it came to designers collaborating with high street brands, our faith has been restored with Alexander Wang X H&M. Thank you Mr. Wang! The Alexander Wang X H&M collaboration was first announced at Coachella last April, and the news followed quickly to Instagram, with short video teasers and images. Finally, last week, we got a chance to preview Alexander Wang X H&M capsule collection live in Paris at the H&M showroom, and let’s just say our inner punk went giddy with excitement. Right now it seems the entire world is on a health kick, and this collaboration caters to that, offering a sporty vibe…à la punk.
You may be familiar with Alexander Wang as the head of his own label, and most recently also as the Creative Director of luxury brand Balenciaga. His artistic genius becomes apparent in everything he puts his hands on. His touch evokes certain effortlessness that is fresh, energetic and intrinsically cool.
Wang’s latest capsule for H&M, out November 6th, offers very functional performance pieces for both men and women. The collection is made from breathable fabrics and quick drying materials that can take you anywhere from a sweaty Equinox session in the Meatpacking district to laid back drinks in the Marais. If you’re a true gym rat looking for some Wang accessories, the sporty enthused collection is not limited to ready-to-wear: gym bags, boxing gloves, yoga mats, towels and goggles are all part of the capsule collection for H&M.
The final verdict: whether you’re a fitness junkie or not, you’re bound to fall in love with several items from this platinum worthy collaboration that will have you feeling comfortable and stylish when rocking the pieces. Written by Layan Saied