On april the 13th, the secret that H&M was carefully holding was finally revealed. Though some rumours back in Fall pointed out that Givenchy was going to be in charge of the new capsule collection, finally, the responsible for that will be the one and only Alexander Wang. The "enfant terrible" of american fashion started out back in 2007, when he first showed his designs at the New York Fashion Week to critical acclaim. He was only 23. Now, at the age of 30, he cna be proud to say that he was won several CFDA awards, he runs his own brand successfully and he is since 2013 the creative director of Balenciaga. With this impeccable resume, it is obvious that news of the collab spread immediately through Twitter and Instagram. Could Wang and H&M be the perfect pairing? Everything makes us think that so it will be. Here all the keys to understand this collaboration.
Si hay algo que caracteriza a la marca "Wang" es el toque urbano de todas sus colecciones, el experimentar con el patronaje y el monocromatismo, bien sea en blanco, o mayoritariamente, en negro. Todas estas cualidades encajan perfectamente con la filosofía de H&M, y es que solo hay que ver las últimas colecciones para ver las patentes similitudes. Wang es muy listo, y se nutre de fuentes que, mágicamente, le acaban dando prendas fetiches e icónicas, como la sudadera de Parental Advisory o los vestidos de la colección de primavera 2013.
If anything characterizes the brand "Wang" is the urban flair of its collections, the experiments with the shapes and monochromatism, either in white or the majority of times with black. All these qualities fit perfectly with the philosophy of H & M, and you just have to see the latest collections to spot the similarities. Wang is very clever, and draws on inspiration sources that, magically, end up giving us fetishes and iconic items such as the Parental Advisory sweater or the 2013 spring collection dresses.
Llevar la maison Balenciaga no es algo fácil, pero Wang toma su esencia personal y la aplica al estilo más lady y señorial de la legendaria firma. Ejemplo de esto, la colección de primavera 2014 , inundada por florales y tonos lila y nude pastel. Es un arma de doble filo y muy versatil. Por un lado el toque urbano, oscuro, negro, de caucho de Wang, y por otro lado la femineidad, el "lady" y la elegancia de Balenciaga.
Being in charge of the "maison Balenciaga" is not easy, but Wang takes his personal essence and style, and applies it to the more "lady like" style of the legendary brand. An example of this would be the 2014 spring collection, flooded by florals and pastel, lilac and nude. It is a double-edged sword and a very versatile move. The "urban, dark, black touch rubber Wang" , and the "feminine, lady, elegant Balenciaga".
Está más que claro, que el 6 de Noviembre va a haber
It's more than clear that people already have their alarms set for the 6th of November to get one of the iconic pieces that he will surely deliver. Celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Julianne Moore or Rihanna have surrendered to his fashion style. However, her biggest fan will always be her 4 year old nephew, Aila. Just like her uncle, she's already aiming high. We will have to wait several months to see if all this hype pays off, but I'm almost 100% sure that it will.
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