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Alexander Wang’s world domination tour kicked off in Beijing, where the designer opened his first international flagship in May. Naturally, he’s not one to do such a thing quietly. To toast the occasion, he brought in A$AP Rocky, Diplo, and, for good measure, Penn Badgley to rock the underground parking lot beneath the store. Their outfits: Alexander Wang. Kitted out in the designer’s Fall ’12 collection—the same one now hitting stores—the trio also took part in the designer’s first menswear video, shot in Beijing during the store opening bash. It debuts exclusively here on Style.com. (For an accompanying video on the Beijing store, check out Wang’s own Web site.) As for Wang himself, Beijing is just the beginning. The designer has just opened a Shanghai store in the Shanghai Reel shopping center; another will follow in the spring of 2013.
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.