When functional style meets creative design, that’s a recipe for stylish success! Samsung, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, and New York-based designer Alexander Wang revealed the finished product following months of collaboration with some of the industry’s most creative contributors. The limited-edition Alexander Wang Wallie gym sack is the first co-created bag inspired by crowd-sourced sketches and images created using the GALAXY Note II.
Alexander Wang resourced the ‘collective inspiration’ of a select group of Samsung smartphone users for his latest collection. Called the ‘Wallie’, the gym sac has a drawstring closure, reinforced leather corners, and a black and gray print on the lambskin finish.? The bag’s abstract print was produced by Wang by combining different images (photos, doodles, patterns) created using Samsung’s Galaxy Note II smartphones by a group of his close friends, stylists, photographers, and others.
“The abstract print really captures the energy of New York City,” the designer explained. “This collaboration is a great example of how technology and style can come together in an unexpected but really meaningful way.” The bag will go on sale this August The bag is available in select locations from this month, and proceeds from the sale of the $550 bag will go towards the Art Start charity, that uses the arts to nurture the creative talents of at-risk children and youth.
Last week retail giants Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their first ever Holiday Collection. Hosting a variety of designer gifts for the entire family, Target and Neiman Marcus has come together with a holiday hit for any gift list this season. Over 50 gifts were made available in stores and online by the top 24 Designers from the CFDA Council of Fashion Designers of America including Tory Burch, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, and Marc Jacobs just to name a few!
The items exclusively designed for this event range in price from $7.99 for a roll of Rodarte Wrapping Paper, up to $499 for an Alice + Olivia bicycle and every price point in-between. These items are for a limited time only so be sure to get there before they are GONE! And if you need a little help here are a few top choices below for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
For Mom: Tracy Reese Blouse $79.99
For Dad: Altuzarra Double Old Fashioned Glasses (set of 4) $49.99
Your Gym Rat Sister: Diane von Furstenberg Yoga Mat! $44.99 She’ll be totally prepared for Pilates in style!
Your Lazy Brother: Rag and Bone Men’s Sweater $49.99 Now he can stop shopping in your dad’s closet!
Your Niece: Jason Wu Girls Dress , No words besides TOO CUTE! $59.99
Your Neighbor with the cute Puggle: Oscar de la Renta Pet Dish $29.99 It’s Woof-derful
Your Bestie: Brian Atwood Leather Gloves $49.99 Warm, toasty, and fashion forward!
The Office Secret Santa: Rag and Bone Set of 4 shot glasses $19.99 Risque? Maybe, but oh so necessary.
And the bonus?
Happy Holidays to you!!….The Marc Jacobs pouch in Rose Gold, $69.99!
Now that you’re making your list and checking it twice, what if there was a way for you to win all 52 items featured in the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection? There is! CLICK HERE to discover how you could enter to win all 52 items for yourself and as gifts this holiday season and make sure to let us know your favorite item in the collection below!
How excited are we that one of our favorite avant guard fashion houses is releasing a collection with H&M? (*Cue OTIS by Jay Z*)
Maison Martin Margiela is a French fashion house created in 1988 that has always followed its own path, toying with fashion norms and using deconstruction and transformation to create new staples. The further you step away from the conventional fashion framework, the closer you come to understanding what the brand is all about.
I recently fell more in love with the brand & designs during an impromptu visit to the Maison Martin Margiela Beverly Hills boutique. The avant guard Interpretation of fashion & edgy style is sure to be reflected in the H&M collection. I’m guessing if you loved Versace for H&M, then you’ll adore what Maison Martin Margiela has in store.
The collection in collaboration with H&M will be released on November 15th in select stores across the world, offering clothes and accessories for both men and women. And we’ll have your first look from the press preview later this fall!
We’ve tweeted, talked, stalked and held our breath up until the day that the Versace For H&M collection was available for purchase…it has came, went and we’re still as excited as if the announcement was just made yesterday. Check out the chaotic excitement that was the Versace For H&M Pre Shopping Event…
First off, let me be honest – Am I a die hard Versace fan? No. In fact, I was an anti-Versace fashionista for a long time. Since the Versace for H&M collection was announced, I have had my doubts, snickers and serious side eyes on what to expect from the collection. Since reviewing the collection via online photos, etc – I still had a few reservations on what to expect from the designs in real life. But on Friday, November 18th – H&M launched a special Press Preview & Pre-Shopping event for their highly anticipated Versace For H&M Collection.
Upon arrival I stumbled across two lines – one line filled with people camping out for Saturday’s public release of the collection, and another line filled with socialites, bloggers, industry stylists, editors and more. In the blink of an eye, once those doors opened – all since of fashion civility went out the window and the ferocity of finding fashion gold became top priority. Spotted throughout the aisles were Robert Verdi, Bevy Smith, Diane Valentine and more!
Since I didn’t have any set piece in mind, I stood by the entrance and watched the H&M staff replinish the racks with loads and loads of Versace designs. Once I saw something I liked, I got the attention of the associate and asked for my size. For the most part, I got away unscathed (barely).
I didn’t want to buy pieces (in my opinion) that could easily be identified as apart of the Versace for H&M collection – because once the fad is done, then what? I wanted pieces that I could easily mix and match within my current wardrobe. Some of these looks I could easily pair with a blazer or jeans and take the look from day to night with ease. (Wearing the pieces all at once? Not gonna happen *smile*) Take a look at some of the pieces that I scored during the event and let me know what you think!
Versace For H&M Top – $49.95
Versace For H&M Leggings – $29.95
I just had to get the opinion of my Twitter family before I hit the registers…
Versace For H&M Dress – $79
Now onto my favorite finds….THE ACCESSORIES! I can definitely testify to the fact that I scored big on the accessories (because by the time I even arrived inside of H&M many of the fierce finds were already gone.)
Versace For H&M Emblem Choker
Versace For H&M Lion Choker
Did you head over to H&M over the weekend? Let us know what you found!
If you haven’t seen the collection yet check out the rest of the Versace For H&M Collection online here.
Did this weekend’s deep freeze trick you into believing it was December? With frigid temperatures affecting the southeast and snow showers pummeling the east coast – many of us learned the hard way that summer is seriously long-gone and winter weather is here to stay. On a happier note, winter weather brings unforgettable holiday experiences as well as unforgettable holiday fashions with Versace and H&M.
As reported earlier this summer, Versace is set to release it’s affordable holiday collection via worldwide retailer H&M. Known for it’s vibrant (and sometimes edgy) fashions – Versace’s (led by Donatella Versace) womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses featuring studded leather, silk and colorful print, with accessories including high heels and costume jewelery. The men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including ‘the perfect tuxedo’, as well as belts and jewelery, while for the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M, the collection will include some homeware pieces, including cushions and a bedspread.
“The collection for H&M is the essence of Versace. For the collaboration we’ve brought back from the archives, as well as from more recent collections, some of the icons of Versace…I can’t wait to see how H&M’s wide audience will make these pieces of their own.” – Donatella Versace.
Set for release in select stores nationwide on November 19th – H&M is hosting a pre-release celebration sweepstakes that could land you and a friend a trip to NYC (flight/hotel accommodations) and an exclusive sneak peek at the NYC Press Preview, November 18th. Want to enter? Click below:
Looking for a sneak peek at what to expect on H&M store shelves in two weeks? Check out a preview of the fabulous finds that Versace and H&M will have available November 18th …just in time for your fabulous holiday parties…
Are you planning on shopping the H&M Versace Collection?