What is it?
Fast food and luxury fashion, you might think this is an unordinary combination. But you might be wrong… Luxury brands have found a new partner to collaborate with!
After years of brands collaborating with other brands or artists, now it’s McDonald’s turn.
Well known designer Alexander Wang, has teamed up with McDonalds on two different bags combining their style with his well-known usage of black, both being sold in McDonald’s online flagship store. Next to these bags, McDonalds is running a special Black x gold menu in China. And to top it all off a catchy slogan was written: “I’m wanging it”.
Will this collaboration be seen as the official start of fashion x food collaborations?
The lunch bag (pictured on the left) made from Tyvek paper featuring McDonalds and Alexander Wang logos will be sold for $14.00, while the picnic basket (pictured on the right) is lined with sheepskin, and leather detailing, and finished off with a silver letter A would cost you around $835,00. You can say there is something in it for everybody.
Why it’s Cool?
It’s very cool because designers like Wang use the food culture as inspiration. McDonalds is very popular in the fast-food industry, therefore this collection is like having a high-end happy meal. The designer takeaway bag is the same price as 3,5 Big Macs! I know what I would choose. 😉
Making such a simple thing so fancy, is like having the best of both worlds. As a foodie you definitely want this bag in your collection, to flex your Macs.
The combination of the handbags and McDonald, will feed the hunger of millennials on the hunt for the new thing. We WANGin it for sure.
Why it has future growth potential?
Collaborations can be seen all over the world, think of two fashion designers or an artist with a shoe brand, but not usually with food. It’s a very new trend for the food business, if not the newest. People want luxury, but they do not always want to pay for it. With this trend everything is possible. It’s great for the businesses to work together on a new product/concept, but it’s also great for the customer. They can get a lot for less money. Besides, it’s great to see something so normal, turn into something very new and exciting. The combinations of collabs in the future are incredibly huge!
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McDonald’s & Alexander Wang Join Forces for Fast Food-Inspired Accessories. (2019, December 7). Opgeroepen op September 2020, van hypebeast: https://hypebeast.com/2019/12/mcdonalds-alexander-wang-fast-food-inspired-accessories
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