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For his T campaigns, Alexander Wang tends to forgo the models for musicians. First there was Santigold and Spank Rock, then Die Antwoord, and now, for Fall, the foul-mouthed rap-and-pop darling of the moment, Azealia Banks. It’s not the first time the two have linked up. Banks was Wang’s date for the 2012 Met Gala, as well as providing the music for his Spring 2012 AW campaign with Liya Kibede. Why the move in front of the camera? “She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent,” Wang says. “I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies.” Daniel Jackson directed the spot, which features Banks rapping “Van Vogue” from her recent EP 1991, with styling by Alastair McKimm. The video debuts exclusively here on Style.com.
Alexander Wang may’ve been fresh out of school five years ago, as he explains in this video exclusive, but he’s developed a habit of attracting top talent that rivals his older and more experienced peers. Last September, he opened his show with the then-unknown Britt Maren, and now she’s a runaway runway phenomenon. His about-to-be-released Spring ad campaign for T, photographed by Daniel Jackson and styled by Alastair McKimm, stars her fellow model up-and-comer Ashley Smith. As for the guy? It’s Diplo, the producer and DJ who shot to fame with M.I.A.’s Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1 album and is now working with no less a superstar than Beyoncé. “We chose Ashley and Diplo because of their charisma; we were dying to witness their chemistry together,” Wang told Style.com. “I’ve been a huge fan of Diplo’s forever and it’s been a dream to work with him. They gave us so much of their personality that day, and that’s what we’re always trying to capture and portray for T.” Barring another NYC snowpocalypse, wild postings will go up just in time for New York fashion week on February 7, but the Spring T line is available online at www.alexanderwang.com today. Click here to see the collection.