First Look: Alexander Wang for H&M


We’re still reeling from the awesome neon/sneaker overload we experienced at the Alexander Wang runway show, but it seems that the designer isn’t done just yet. Wang’s collaboration with H&M is due out November 6, and the retailer just released shots of the fitness-inspired collection. Of the collaboration, the designer said, “H&M has done a great job in the past with archive-based collaborations, but I wanted to create a collection where most of the pieces have been designed from scratch. There are only a couple of items that are updates from past designs. Rather than creating affordable versions of expensive items, I wanted to design true performance pieces that are within the natural price points of sportswear of H&M, so we were able to create the best version of these pieces, through our vocabulary.”

So far, we’re seeing the blocked Wang logo, sporty leggings and slide sandals. Of course, when the collection launches, you’ll want to wear pieces from your existing fitness gear collection to stores to ensure top-level performance as you fight the crowd and tear through merchandise to get everything you want. Then you’ll be able to change into your new Wang duds and make like you’re hitting the gym later. The countdown starts now.