Fashion Cheat Sheet

04.14.14

Alexander Wang Announces Collaboration With H&M; Joe Zee Named Editor-In-Chief of Yahoo Fashion

And Haider Ackermann may expand into couture.

Alexander Wang Announces Collaboration With H&M: At the Coachella Music Festival on Sunday night, fashion retailer H&M announced its next, highly-anticipated collaboration with fashion designer Alexander Wang. “We’ve always liked Alexander’s designs,” Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s creative advisor, said. “He’s very contemporary. It’s very young, but it’s also things that can be worn by any age because of his influences in tailoring and sport. He’s very much today.” Wang is the youngest designer to join the store's capsule collection roster, which has previously included Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, Lanvin, and Isabel Marant. The collection will be available November 6. [Style.com]

Joe Zee Named Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Fashion: After much speculatiion, it was confirmed Monday that longtime Elle magazine editor Joe Zee will be heading up a new "digital fashion magazine" for the soon-to-be revamped Yahoo. “I have always embraced technology and innovation in everything I do—from making a magazine, to executive producing and hosting my television shows, to writing my books. So, the chance to combine all of these passions at Yahoo during a period of tremendous innovation and transformation is a dream,” Zee said in an official statement. [Fashionista]

Haider Ackermann May Expand Into Couture: After recently being linked to potential positions at Maison Martin Margiela and Dior, it’s no surprise that ready-to-wear designer Haider Ackermann is considering an expansion into couture. "Suddenly this season, I am also thinking about opening stores," he said. "Another thing I would love to explore is haute couture. I know where I'd do it, the music, what it would look like. I don't forget these things—they haunt me every night. Sometimes I feel I have a pile of ideas that I am keeping aside because I can't use them [for ready-to-wear]." [Vogue UK]