The New York born designer and creative director of Balenciaga has designed a limited edition capsule collection for the rapper’s line of headphones and musical accessories to add to his list of accolades that go beyond clothing. This collaboration will join his objects collection which includes everything from inflatable pool toys, a bike chain, and croc-embossed coasters.
Alexander Wang is no stranger to the hip hop and rap scene and can safely call some of the biggest names, his closest friends. In recent months, the American designer gifted his friends Kanye West and Kim Kardashian with a one-of-a-kind leather dress for their daughter North West. He then created a special leather backpack for Jay Z’s holiday collection with Barneys.
Wang has already expressed his apparently deep-rooted interest in music and musicians saying that he has always looked to them for “inspiration and as collaborators because there is so much purity to their talent… For this collaboration […] it felt right and a natural choice for me to give the Beats Studio headphones, Beats Phil and Urbeats earbuds a clean, minimal look with luxe sensibility.” And as always, the designer has stayed very true to his word designing a three piece custom line in a sleek matte black finish and of course, featuring Wang’s signature gold accents that are so synonymous with his name. The packaging is almost as great as the pieces themselves coming in an embossed, glossy stingray case – a perfect hint of luxury for the stocking.
Fans can be expected to fork out £275 for the cans and speakers and £80 for the earbuds.
The range launches on 16 December and will be available through the Beats by Dr. Dre website, freestanding stores and the newly redesigned Alexander Wang webshop.