Alexander Wang and Uniqlo Are Collaborating on New Heattech Underwear

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Alexander Wang during his June 2018 runway show in New York. Photo: Randy Brooke/WireImage

Alexander Wang during his June 2018 runway show in New York. Photo: Randy Brooke/WireImage

Alexander Wang's biannual runway blowout was sorely missed from last month's New York Fashion Week calendar, but that doesn't mean the downtown-cool designer hasn't continued to keep us on our toes. 

Ahead of his namesake label's upcoming December 2018 presentation, Wang has been busy, for starters, with dressing celebrities, landing new endorsements and inking new partnerships. It's in the case of the latter that avid Wang devotees will be particularly excited: On Wednesday, Vogue announced that Wang was teaming up with Uniqlo on a new range of underwear, all made with the Japanese mega-retailer's proprietary (and much-beloved) Heattech

The line is reportedly set to include your most basic of intimates — i.e., bras and briefs — as well as bodysuits, tees and leggings, available in men's and women's and coming in a selection of neutral colors (as well as, of course, in "Wang's favorite shade of neon green"). Pricing will range between $15-$35. In more good news for the designer's so-called #WangGang: The collaboration will be revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in New York with a "unique and special" event, so you don't have to wait two months for the next big, Wang-branded party.

"We thought this could be a great concept where we think about how to marry the two ideas: Heattech and underwear," said Wang to Vogue's Steff Yotka. "Heattech is a program created out of innovation, function, and utility. It's something that I've always been very inspired by, by the advancement and innovation in fabrication. I wanted to think about it in a way where even if it wasn't just worn on the inside — if you wore it as a top as something to lounge around in — you feel like there's a style, an aesthetic that could stand on its own."

Wang is no stranger to the mass-retailer collaboration: In 2014, he collaborated with H&M on a wildly popular designer capsule; earlier this year, he already linked up with the likes Pepsi, Gentle Monster and, in honor of New York City's Pride celebration, Trojan. 

To receive updates on the anticipated collaboration, visit Uniqlo's website here.

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