Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang For H&M Lookbook Plus Live Show

AW x HM

AW x HM

 

The Alexander Wang for H&M lookbook is finally here! With less than a month away from the launch date (November 6th) the anticipation has been building as fans cannot wait to get their hands on the collection. Tonight Alexander Wang will present the collection at a track and field space in Washington Heights at 8:10PM EST. As an added bonus, fans will be able to live the stream the fashion show as well here. The collection is super sporty with some influence from Wang’s past collections. The collection will hit 240 H&M stores worldwide and hm.com on November 6th, with select pieces available on alexanderwang.com. Peep the looks from the collection below.

 

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H&M Celebrates 10 Years Of Collaborations

Wow! Can you believe it’s been 10 years and 14 collaborations for H&M already! I mean, I remember only becoming an H&M fan since about 2007 and only following the collaborations since 2010 when a Lanvin was announced as the new designer to collaborate. Looking back at the first collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld had me feeling like I was living under a rock at the time.

The collaborations has become so popular that it’s considered one of the top most anticipated announcements in fashion today. Many rumours are usually started to guess who the next designer will be; then you have insiders who leak the news ahead of the official announcements and of course the tease here and there from the designers themselves. Once that announcement is made, its immediate countdown until the collections hits stores for fans. H&M has done something so unique in the fashion world that has never been done before. They have given fans of high end luxury brands the opportunity to afford these designer pieces. Retailers have sure caught on as you can see with Target’s success down this path, having collaborated with popular brands themselves. We’ve seen them collaborate with Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim and most recently TOMS.

Some of my favourite collaborations included Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant and the upcoming Alexander Wang. It will be interesting to see who the next designer will be, but I’m crossing my fingers for Celine.

Take a trip down memory lane and you may be surprised to see who the past designers were, see all 14 H&M collaborations to date below.

 

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Karl Lagerfeld 2004

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Stella McCartney 2005

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Viktor & Rolf 2006

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Roberto Cavalli 2007

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Commes des Garcons 2008

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Matthew Williamson 2009

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Jimmy Choo 2009

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Lanvin 2010

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Sonia Rykeil 2010

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Versace 2011

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Marni 2012

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Maison Martin Margiela 2012

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Isabel Marant 2013

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Alexander Wang November 6, 2014

Totally Ripped

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I’m all for mixing and matching and looking a little undone at times; so in this look I left the top untucked, to give off a more laid back look. Pairing a classic piece like the blazer with ripped jeans is a mix match made in heaven. In this look there’s an equal balance between nudes and brights, and casual and classics. Instead of the classic white button up I decided to pair the blazer with a neon green sleeveless  one instead. Style tip: To take your look from the norm to the next level, choose classic pieces with a new spin on it. It can be anything from a different fabric, pattern or cut. This look is great for a casual Friday in a more creative office environment.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Blazer (oldie), Suzy Shier

Sleeveless button-up (oldie), Sirens

Ripped jeans (oldie), Bluenotes Jeans

Heels (oldie), Fergie

Clutch, Aldo

Shop some of my favorite pieces to get this look below!

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Alexander Wang x HM

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I was one of the many people going nuts when I saw H&M’s announcement, posted Saturday night at midnight. I must admit, at first I just scrolled past the post without any thought to it, but then I saw a post about the announcement on twitter and thought to myself ‘who what where and how?’. I immediately brought my butt back on instagram about 30 minutes later and it was instant excitement. I know the fashion world says this all the time about every H&M collaboration, but this has got to be the most exciting brand collaboration to date. I say this because Alexander Wang came onto the scene when fashion is being followed by everyone and his collection has been very popular amongst the younger crowd. The brand also has a heavy celebrity following  and lest we forget that infamous surprise giveaway to fans last August. Let’s just say that this may have been the most scariest thing ever seen in fashion – peep the video here. This is definitely going to be the first H&M collaboration I’m actually going to make a purchase from – I already see a camping out possibly happening *le sigh*.

 

 

5 Must-Have Spring Pieces

 

photoSpring has definitely sprung and I couldn’t be more happier! Naturally we all start to ‘Think Spring’ and what to wear for the warmer season ahead. Lucky for you I’ve rounded up the top five season’s best for you to incorporate into your wardrobe this season. With sporty and versatile as the watchwords for Spring/Summer, you will find tons of whites, sheers, clean lines and pastels. See some of my runway to street picks below to get you all excited for spring.

 

 

SPORTY CHIC

DKNY Spring 2014

DKNY Spring 2014

 Sporty has never looked this good! This sporty trend has definitely given the tomboy girls a high-five. But of course adding heels will definitely elevate this look from day to night.

 

STATEMENT SWEATER

Alexander Wang Spring 2014

Alexander Wang Spring 2014

 Put that pop in your sweater this season with a statement one that is! The bigger and bolder the print, the better so think ‘go hard or go home when it comes to this trend.

FULL SKIRT

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2014

 If you thought full skirts were going anywhere, well think again! They are back and in full effect (pun intended). Pair yours this season with a cute crop top or keep it office friendly with a light sweater tucked in.

SHEER

Calvin Klein Spring 2014

Calvin Klein Spring 2014

 My rule of thumb when wearing sheer is to keep your under garment the same colour for a cleaner look.

SHIFT BLOUSE

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Talk about a shift in your shirt right! Being a huge fan of these tops I cannot stress how well they pull your entire look together. Try it in a crisp white and mix and match it with all your bottoms (skirts, shorts, denim, pencils etc.).