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Alexander Wang has teamed up with Beats by Dr. Dre to design a limited-edition collection of custom Beats, which makes perfect sense to us considering that as we feast our eyes on his runway every season, our ears subsequently perk up thanks to the infectious beats of his runway tracks.
Last week we kindly informed you that Alexander Wang is having a sample sale, which starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. It will have ready-to-wear from Pre-Fall 2012, Fall 2012 and Resort 2013 at 70% off, plus an array of handbags and footwear at 65% off. Yup, it’s going to rather epic, but none of this actually matters if you don’t make it out alive. And if you’ve seen the screencaps from Wang’s recent
bloodbath clothing giveaway, you will not have scoffed at that last sentence.
The Woolmark Company tapped Annie Leibovitz to photograph Alexander Wang for their new Merino wool campaign, and naturally, there was a sheep in the mix.
We shamelessly chortled at our screencaps from the bloodbath that was the Alexander Wang free clothing extravaganza, but little did we know the brand’s sample sale was right around the corner, forcing us to come to terms with our own barbaric shopping-at-slashed-prices propensities that will be on full display once the floodgates open and racks-on-racks-racks of discounted Wang goods are up for grabs. So, here’s what you need to know if you plan on fighting us tooth and nail:
We’ve weathered enough sample sales to know that hell hath no fury like a woman who’s just had the last pair of size 9 shoes pried from her feeble hands. So as soon as we got our own hands on the footage from Alexander Wang’s clothing free-for-all that we, ahem, TOLD you to go to, we knew that we were in for sheer guilty pleasure.
When you think of a Balenciaga bag, you think leather, studs, buckles and zippers. Not anymore. Late last year, we found out that Alexander Wang was replacing Nicolas Ghesquière as the creative director for Balenciaga. The fall/winter 2013 season marks Wang’s design debut for the fashion house, and his first handbag collection was just revealed. The Le Dix collection is definitely different from the classic Balenciaga handbag, but in the best way possible.
Yeah, we’re kicking ourselves, too. Turns out we could not have been more wrong about Alexander Wang’s super secret surprise party at the Highline on Saturday, which wasn’t actually a party at all. Nor was it a sample sale, which would have been our second guess — unless giving people an unlimited supply of men’s and women’s merch for FREE counts as a sample sale. Ughhhh.
Are you in New York? Do you like fun and surprises? Will you be finished with brunch by 2:00 pm this Saturday? If you answered yes to all of the above, it looks like you’re going to Alexander Wang’s surprise party on the Highline!
This past week, Oscar de la Renta and Alexander Wang met for the first time and dined on Thai takeout at the Style.com offices. Oh, to be a fly on that wall. (Seriously, we would’ve loved to lap up some tom kha with those two).
Usually when a brand springs for a major face to front their campaign, you expect to see, well, a face. But not so in the first image that’s been released from Alexander Wang’s debut Balenciaga campaign, which features a legendary model clad in black and facing away from the camera, peeking out a barely-cracked door.
The moment of truth finally came this morning in Paris: how would Alexander Wang fare with his debut collection for Balenciaga? Quite well, as it turns out.
Alexander Wang‘s appointment at Balenciaga has been divisive, and, quite honestly, he was an odd choice for the job. A grungy young New York designer taking over a storied French house seems strange, but while the brand’s CEO, Karl Lagerfeld, Grace Coddington, and more have weighed in on the matter, Wang has remained relatively silent about his new high-profile gig — until now, that is.
While yesterday’s Alexander Wang show was held in a space across from that quintessential icon of New York City, the Wall Street Bull, the chatter inside was, predictably, focused on Paris, where the designer will be showing his first collection as creative director of Balenciaga in a few weeks time. While the collection he showed yesterday evening for his eponymous label didn’t exactly answer any of these questions, that didn’t stop many (ourselves included) from drawing some conclusions from the looks we saw on the runway.
As if Alexander Wang wasn’t busy enough designing collections for Balenciaga or his namesake label, the fashion darling is now working on a limited-edition bag with Samsung and creating hilarious videos with the fake MADtv character of Bon Qui Qui.
Vogue Paris’ February 2013 cover is a thing of beauty, with Milla Jovovich shot by Inez and Vinoodh on a New York rooftop clad in head-toe-toe Saint Laurent, with the hazy skyline lit up behind her. But….wait! What’s that coverline we see? “Alexander Wang: le joker de Balenciaga”?! Could it be that Balenciaga is finally putting an end to their ban on working with the French title?
To say that 2012 has treated Alexander Wang well would be an understatement. Sure, it got off to a rocky start with those sweatshop allegations, but with those dismissed and plenty else on his plate these days, we’re sure the only things the designer has on the brain now are Balenciaga and birthday cake, since today marks his big 2-9.
Hats off to this year’s honorees on Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list! Every year, the magazine rounds up the brightest stars in fields like media, technology, and finance, and 2012′s selection boasts some very deserving names.
Grace Coddington‘s publicity blitz for her recently-released memoir Grace means we’ve had the chance to hear from Vogue‘s Titian-haired creative director on everything from taking the subway to Anna Wintour‘s powers as both psychic and seductress. Today, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Coddington weighs in on the recent shakeup at Balenciaga and where she expects fashion’s now-unemployed stars to wind up next.