Alexander Wang and H&M almost broke the Internet this week with the debut of their recent collaboration. Wang has been dressing all of the cool-kids for years now, so it’s no surprise the Swedish clothing giant tapped him to produce a capsule collection.
The line is as signature Alexander Wang as it gets, which is to say it’s amazing! A sea of black nylon, neoprene and spandex in unconventional yet totally modern cuts, it’s the perfect sportswear collection for the fashion fan that hates the gym. The 87 piece collection ranges from $9.95 to $499, and it includes everything you need to embrace your inner athlete, even if your idea of a workout is competitive shopping.
So, whether you’re on your way to yoga class, brunch, or even cocktails, there isn’t anywhere that you can’t wear this collection to. If ‘scuba-diver-chic’ isn’t already a theme in your closet, it will be soon.
We picked through H&M’s new designer collaboration so you don’t have to (you’re welcome)
Alexander Wang x H&MWinter is coming, and this coat is every Canadian's dream. With the amount of slush and wet snow we see, why not keep dry in a wet suit-inspired parka. It’s perfect for a morning at the dog park or a Saturday night on the town. This warm wonder will go with everything in your closet, too. Coat, $299H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MWhen's the last time you wore a dress to the gym? Ok, we haven't either, but we'd place a bet that Beyoncé has, and because of that we need to own this. Since this dress works equally as well with sneakers as it does heels, it's the ultimate day-to-night must-have. Dress, $149H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MSpeaking of heels, let's take a moment to bask in the glory of these beauties. They’re part scuba boot, part essential black pump and 100 per cent fierce! They will perfectly round out any pair of skinny jeans. Open-toe bootie, $299H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MFor those of us who still can't get behind wearing yoga pants in public but envy the comfort level of those who can, these pants are our answer. Black leather is never less than chic, and the drawstring waist and snap-off sides mean you can leave the Spanx at home. Pair these with a basic tee, simple heels, and as much jewelry as you can manage. Leather pants, $349H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MA classic white shirt turned modern and edgy with strategic cutouts. What more could any it-girl ask for? It’s an easy way to jazz up your pilates outfit, or go bold by pairing it with your raciest, lacy bra. Shirt, $149H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MNothing says beach-chic like an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, black crocodile print bikini. As if you needed another excuse to plan a winter holiday, this suit will take you places. All you need now is your sunscreen. Bikini, $59.95H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MThere's no such thing as owning too many hats, so just forget about not picking this one up. Black and white goes with everything, and why not show off your love for the fashion world's favourite boy-wonder. If there's one item to keep you looking hot in the middle of a blizzard, it's definitely this. Toque, $29.95H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MNow this is yoga gear we can get behind. There's nothing basic about this workout wear, which means you can totally get away with wearing them anywhere. Why not try them on with your favourite boyfriend blazer? Leggings, $59.95H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MEvery woman needs a little black dress in her closet, but this one takes the LBD into new territory. Perfectly-placed seams elongate the body and neoprene hug your curves in all the right spots —Alexander Wang always has our backs. You could totally go swimming in this, but we'd recommend rocking a smoky eye and killer heels instead. Dress, $79.95H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MIf this sports bra doesn't make you want to hit the gym, nothing will. Toss out your ratty old one, and say hello to your new favorite support system. Fashion and function have never looked so good together. Of course, you don't really need to work out to wear it. Pair it with a high-waisted pencil skirt and you’ll definitely make heads turn. Bra top, $39.95H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MWe all have our favourite sweatshirts we save for rainy weekends in front of the TV, but here is one you can actually be proud to own. Obviously ideal for any winter workout, but it can also be paired with a loose tank and skinny jeans for a less casual, casual look. Cropped sweatshirt, $59.95H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MA quilted, leather moto jacket? Be still our beating hearts. You'll never want to take this off, and with good reason. We dare you to pair this with black denim and chunky boots and try not to feel like a total badass. Leather jacket, $399H&M
Alexander Wang x H&MYou don't need to be a student to rock a backpack these days. Especially one as drool-worthy as this soft leather carryall. Tote bags are so last season, so do yourself and your shoulders a favor and strap everything to your back. Leather backpack, $249H&M