When it’s grungy sophistication the fashion masses are after, they promptly head for Alexander Wang. Clothing for the cool girl, the young designer’s collections are often inundated in dark shades and unexpected textures — basically a downtown gal’s dream. In recent years, high-end/super store collaborations have changed the game, bringing budget fashionistas a piece of luxury for a fraction of the typical price. As such, it seems as though stores like Target, H&M, and Top Shop are at a constant battle as to who can snag the hottest of today’s enormously talented world of up and coming designers. Altuzarra? Check. Meadham Kerchhoff? Check.
Wang sure chose the right starlet to built a buzz around the upcoming collection. Set to launch in early November, the capsule will grace the shelves of 250 H&M stores worldwide. The sports-inspired theme is bound to be a hit with street style lovers looking for laid-back pieces with which to mix and match the glammest of duds. Riri has got the sporty-luxe look down to an art, rocking dresses with sneakers like the best of them. A cute crop top and leggings boasting the initials AW are right up Riri’s fashion alley, and we’ll bet big bucks that fashionistas will be sprinting to H&M on that cold November morning for a chance to imitate her impeccable street style.
Stylish men, rejoice! They, too, can pick up a piece of the Alexander Wang pie this November. The collection will feature menswear and accessories, to boot. From beanies to backpacks, neutral color palettes and cool silhouettes are bound to make a splash among style lovers craving versatility. While we won’t be rushing to scoop up beanies emblazoned with large logos, we can guarantee there are plenty of bloggers who will snatch these styles up in mass. We’ll be pairing distressed skinny jeans with Wang’s cool jackets and layering pieces with black boots or sneakers come winter. While H&M is normally reserved for the family-friendly bunch, it’s the fierce fashion crowd that will surely be taking over soon enough.