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The official Alexander Wang x H&M ad campaign is here. According to WWD, Wang recruited his "ultimate dream team" for the shoot, including models Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly; soccer player Andy Carroll; and kickboxer Rivaldino dos Santos. Mikael Jansson was behind the lens and, under Wang's direction, portrayed each model as the "warrior" of his or her sport.
The images focus on the collection's performance gear, although we know from previously released images that the collection will also include pieces pulled from Wang's past collections for his main line. And as it turns out, those Wang-tastic leggings that Rihanna sported a couple weeks ago are unisex—Rivaldino dos Santos is pulling off the same leggings in the ads. The campaign is slated to roll out in magazines and dailies throughout the month, starting with Poland.