Beats Headphones is getting a little help from acclaimed designer Alexander Wang.
Beats by Dre, the insanely popular headphones with the hefty price tag, recently received a bit of a makeover from New York City fashion guru Alexander Wang. If you have $449 just sitting around in your bank account collecting financial dust, then you can take home a set from Balenciaga’s popular designer right now.
According to The BoomBox, Wang’s gold and black Beats Studio headphones are available in time for the holidays. If you want something to compliment your purchase, you can pick up a pair of Urbeat earbuds ($149) and some Beats Pill portable speakers ($299). Your music has never sounded quite so stylish.
“I have always looked to music and musicians for inspiration and as collaborators because there is such a purity to their talent. Different types of music can also transform how you interpret or understand a fashion show, or film. It’s creating a story and translating a message,” Wang recently told the folks over at Women’s Wear Daily.
The acclaimed designer continued, “For this collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre, it felt right, and [was] a natural choice for me to give the Beats Studio headphones, Beats Pill and Urbeats earbuds a clean, minimal look with a luxe sensibility.”
E! Online reports that the designer’s limited edition Beats Headphones aren’t his only recent collaboration with celebrities. Not only did Wang design a leather dress for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West, he also created a snazzy leather backpack for Jay-Z’s holiday collection over at Barneys.
Impressive and pricey gear for your tunes aren’t the only things the folks at Beats are working on at the moment. The Inquisitr previously reported that the company is getting ready to embark on an adventure into the world of streaming music. Beats Music should hit the internet at some point this January.
News of the digital music service arrived courtesy of Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’ blog late last week. Although details about the platform are still under wraps at the moment, Rogers encourages folks to head to the official website and reserve their username. When the service finally launches, you’ll have everything ready to go.
Here’s some facts Rogers dropped on the platform:
“Beats Music is real. We’re in an internal, private beta with people who know and love music (including a few of my personal heroes). We’re providing a few artists and other influencers access to familiarize them with the service and get their early feedback. We’re making improvements based on that feedback. We can’t wait to share it with the world, and are set to launch in the US in January.”
Are you a fan of Beats Headphones? Do you plan to pick up Alexander Wang’s gear?