If you were like me and went to bed early on Saturday night (hey, it happens), you probably woke up to a frenzy on Twitter and Instagram freaking out over Alexander Wang creating the next big H&M collaboration. So far Wang and H&M are mum on spilling any details on the actual designs, although the word “newness” was thrown around. So that could mean accessible pieces inspired by—but not exact replicas of—Alexander Wang’s signature sportswear aesthetic. Or there could be high street updates on his classic pieces—kind of like Isabel Marant’s fringe-y boots for her H&M collab or Phillip Lim’s vegan versions of his Pashli satchel for his Target collection. We have until November 6 to speculate and analyze, but we might as well have fun in the process, right? So while Sophia wants to see a high street version of those sick backless mule/boots, I’m hoping for one of these to pop up during the sure-to-be insane, bat-shizz crazy launch debut come late fall.
Alexander Wang’s studded Rocco duffel bag is a favorite amongst the fashion set and the Diego bucket bag is just as covetable. So here’s to hoping that bags, bags, bags are part of the collection.
On the subject of accessories, the iconic Freja peep-toe bootie is just as relevant today as it was for spring 2010.
And speaking of that sports-inspired spring 2010 line, we wouldn’t mind revisiting the designer’s sculptural take on the varsity sweatshirt.
This sold-out, peek-a-boo button-down and boxers outfit from spring 2014 is actually a romper. But the shirt-part of it would make a fabulous fall staple, no?
Alexander Wang broke some fashion taboos by holding his fall 2014 runway show in *gasp* Brooklyn, but the mind-blowing installation and styling, plus innovative take on sportswear classics made the editors totally forget the commute. (Or we think anyway.) While it’s probably wishful thinking that an alternative to this bold purple, perforated coat would make it into the H&M collab, we can always dream.