Nylon, mesh and leather - 3 main ingredients used to put together this collection. It's mostly black, sporty and makes the perfect city street style attire. WANG is everywhere: jumpers, sunglasses, hoodies and, my favourite of all, beanies.
After the 6-month wait (and teasing), it's here. Having felt the pieces in-store, I have to say I was impressed. They look even better in real life than online and the quality of these h&m collaborations are always beyond expectation; always succeed in offering clothing at a price that doesn't break the wallet and, at the same time, retaining the designer's character. The technical outerwear pieces for both sexes included water-repellent, quick-to-dry wind breakers. For women, think black, seamless parks with moulded baseball cap style hoods/ quilted leather puffers/ motorcycle jackets. For men, black hooded scuba motorcycle jackets/ 3D-printed jumpers/ thick coats with interior gilet and baseball cap style hoods. Wang even incorporated athletic performance wear like crop tops, black leather track pants and knitted sports leggings.
If you match with the accessories, you're sorted for sportswear. They're pieces you want to be seen in when going/ leaving the gym (does a black leather backpack sound good to anyone?). It's stylish enough to look like you've put in that extra effort yet practical. And I think that's exactly what Wang's audience desire. People who are fashion forward, over the fact that 'tracksuits are only for home' and don't take in the idea that 'paying 100 bucks for a t-shirt is ridiculous'. My favourite part of the collection are the objects; Wang designed a few unique ones to represent his lifestyle and humour: yoga mats with the AW print, goggles and even boxing gloves. For the objects from his main collection, go on his website!
Mark down November 6th on your diaries, people. If queuing up isn't your thing, then I suggest you try your luck online. I know I'll be awake at 9AM that Thursday morning.
Think I share a similar thought with Mr. Wang but I'd take up boxing just for those gloves.
To be continued…#tbc