Madonna, Anna dello Russo, Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant .. What do all these celebrities, designers and brands have in common ?
Well, they have all collaborated on a capsule collection with fashion giant H&M
Today lets go back to the latest edition, featuring an American designer for the first time, #ALEXANDERWANGXHM. Discover THE piece I got from the collection and how I styled it.
Back in April, Instagram Twitter and all social media platforms were taken by storm by one picture. The face of Taiwan born American designer Alexander wang next to the famous two red letters, announcing the future collaboration.
It feels as if time has flown, as people around the world were queuing exactly one week and a day ago to put them hands on their favorite pieces.
If the announcement itself already created a huge international web buzz, the anticipation came to its peek after a gigantic launch show in NYC, featuring stunts, a Missy Elliott showcase ( we hadn’t seen her perform in a while) , while the collection was shown on none other than the hottest top models in the industry right now.
But let’s forget about the (marketing) buzz (a nonetheless perfect launch marketing plan, strong coherent and impactful) and focus on what actually matters the most: the clothes. I will be very honest in this section. When I first saw the look book for both women and men, I was a bit disappointed. Even though A.Wang is now for his sportswear approach to fashion, the whole collection felt a little bit “too” sporty for my taste. I was expecting more cool urban sweaters, jackets, rather than stuff to hit the gym or the ski lifts in. I’m also not a fan of huge logos, therefore all the pieces with a huge “WANG” were unfortunately not for me.
HOWEVER, I simultaneously fell in love with one single piece. A beautiful leather embroidered shirt, with pressed buttons and short large leather sleeves. For me this piece really stood out from the rest of the collection.
I remember thinking that it was after all pretty good news, as it would be easier to get my favorite stuff from the collection if it was only one piece !
And it worked, I got this shirt last week at my local H&M and I LOVE it.
It is very refined and has a very audacious shape, that gives great allure to an overall look.
I was inspired to style it two different ways. A more elegant and dressed up look , with black jeans and leather boots, and one look with a more high street approach, with faux-leather zipped trousers and Nike leather Blazers.
About the hair style.
I feel like Mr Wang s origins show on this shirt thanks to the colar shape and embroidery. Therefore I was inspired to wear a “straight hair” hairstyle for the first look, adding a refined touch to the overall look. For the “street” look, I wore a faux-leather cap, and “unleashed” my hair when I removed it.
Discover more pictures of both looks:
Now I want to know:
Which look do you like best?
What did YOU get?
And what did you think about the collection ?
Let me know in the comments section !!
See you soon with more looks.