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Wang for Days

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After the announcement of Alexander Wang’s H&M collaboration earlier this year, customers have been anxiously anticipating a preview of the coveted capsule collection. Well, now all of the looks are here, including tons of neoprene, utilitarian winter outerwear, and items garnished with a bold “WANG” logo. There were some great bags and shoes, too, like those slide-on sandals, leather high-top sneakers, and leather backpacks. And let’s not forget about the accessories. Bringing a few things from his “items” collection to the masses, Wang threw in the towel…literally. He also threw in a pair of goggles, a water bottle, a trophy, boxing gloves, keychains, and a whistle ring (because why not?).

The collection epitomizes Wang’s minimal, sporty aesthetic, providing tons of timelessly stylish pieces; we’re putting virtually every single thing on our wish list, to be honest. And while a lot of these items would make great investment pieces, there’s no need to shell out all of your money. In the event that you somehow forgot about H&M’s remarkable prices, you’d be pleasantly surprised to find out that many of these pieces come in below the $400 mark.

Every H&M designer collaboration is kind of a big deal, with customers lining up hours before store openings to get their hands on these pieces before they run out. Meanwhile, Alexander Wang is undoubtedly one of the biggest contemporary labels of the moment. The New York-based designer’s mass following expands well-beyond the realms of the high fashion niche. In other words, it wouldn’t be surprising if the release of this collection resulted in utter pandemonium. We’d definitely recommend reading up on some tips for shopping an H&M designer collaboration, especially this one. And in case your calendars aren’t already marked (which they definitely should be by now), Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M will be available at select H&M stores and at hm.com on November 6.

Check out the full Alexander Wang x H&M lookbook below!

Photos courtesy H&M

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Adidas, Raf, Rick, and Another Round

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Yes, you read the title correctly. Adidas is once again pairing up with both Raf Simons and Rick Owens for fall 2014 after insanely successful collaborations with both designers.

In case you forgot, Raf Simons’ shoe game was on point this year with seven to-die-for, multicolored, fantastic men’s kicks for Adidas Originals and Adidas Performance. And let’s not forget about the sick sneaks he recently sent down the runway at his Dior womenswear shows. This time around, homeboy plans to revamp his magnificent pieces with new colors and materials, including a variation on the classic Stan Smith with perforated “R” details. Side note: though that obviously stands for Raf, how much do you want to bet Rihanna will get into these come fall? Oh, and let’s not forget about the outdoor boots. The Bunny Bounce and Bunny Riding Star may sound a little ridiculous, but they’re seriously cool, for real. They could be neon orange, if you want, or they could be black, white, or burgundy. We may be sweating literally right now, but once the frigid winter rolls around, we’ll be thanking Mr. Simons for this stylish snow gear.

On Rick Owens’ side, the designer developed the Tech Runner, a simpler version of the shoes from his past Adidas collaboration. Owens mentions being inspired by Stealth Bombers – because why wouldn’t he be drawn to something so intense? – for their minimalistic structure. The shoes are alike, sleek and simple yet modern and striking. Adidas’ iconic stripes and Owens’ A-list signature adorn the full-length soles of the Tech Runners. Rick Owens’ last Adidas mashup was incredibly popular despite the shoes’ atypical appearance, so there’s no doubt that his fall 2014 line will be any different.

For all of the sneaker-heads and luxury lovers, the Adidas by Raf Simons will retail from $455-$1,280, while the Adidas by Rick Owens styles will come in at $790. Both collections will be available starting in mid-July. No, we can’t wait either.

Check out Raf Simons and Rick Owens’ upcoming Adidas sneakers below!

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bounce"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bounce”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bounce"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bounce”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bunny Rising Star"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bunny Rising Star”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bunny Rising Star"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bunny Rising Star”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Response Trial 2"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Response Trial 2”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Rising Star 2"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Rising Star 2”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Stan Smith"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Stan Smith”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Stan Smith"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Stan Smith”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bunny Bounce"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bunny Bounce”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bunny Bounce"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bunny Bounce”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Bunny Rising Star"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Bunny Rising Star”

Adidas by Raf Simons "Rising Star 2"

Adidas by Raf Simons “Rising Star 2”

Adidas by Rick Owens "Tech Runner"

Adidas by Rick Owens “Tech Runner”

Adidas by Rick Owens "Tech Runner"

Adidas by Rick Owens “Tech Runner”

Adidas by Rick Owens "Tech Runner"

Adidas by Rick Owens “Tech Runner”

Adidas by Rick Owens "Tech Runner"

Adidas by Rick Owens “Tech Runner”

All photos courtesy Adidas