Fashion wunderkind Alexander Wang can boast a superlative C.V.
In a nutshell: Highlights (to date)
Born in 1983, San Francisco born Wang knew
from an early age that he wanted to design.
At age 19: started a fashion course at NYC’s famed
Parsons New School of Design
At age 21: he launched his own label (That was quick!)
At age 22: he presented his first collection
At age 23: he won the Vogue Fashion Fund, which assisted to
finance his business
At age 25: he was awarded the Swarovski Award for Womenswear from
the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
At age 27: he was hailed Best New Menswear Designer by American GQ
At age 28: he is named Creative Director of French label, Balenciaga
CFDA president, Diane von Furstenberg befittingly calls him a “star”.
And now, before his 30th birthday (26 December)
his enthusiastically anticipated capsule collaboration
with high street giant H & M,
will be in stores on 6 November 2014.
(image from butterboom.com):
Wang is the newest member of the Swedish multinational clothing company’s
design collaboration family. In recent years, H & M has partnered with
Marni, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfield among others.
Everything is still a bit under wraps and still a bit hush hush.
What is known:
the collection is sports wear focused
with signature Wang urban street vibe
includes womenswear/menswear pieces
lots of black, lots of leather
and the Wang logo in prominence.
A Sneak Peek
Alexander Wang -X- H&M
(images from style.com):
(image from gq-magazine.uk):
Mark your diary!