Could These Be The Most Stylish Surfboards Ever?

Written By: Fiona Murchison


Surfing has just got a whole lot more stylish as American designer Alexander Wang, has teamed up with Aussie surf brand Haydenshapes, to create what can only be described as the most chic surfboards we’ve ever seen. If anything is going to make us plunge ourselves into cold water at 5am, these boards are it.

The collaboration with North Shore homeboy, Hayden Cox (of Haydenshapes), is part of the Cage series at Wang’s flagship Soho store in downtown Manhattan. The pair co-developed five high-end surfboards for the installation #thecage22 with a desire to create a visual piece of art that focussed on innovation and authenticity. Images of unique marble slabs were digitally printed onto silk, then onto the award-winning HaydenshapesHyptoKrypto model to make the one-of-a-kind designs.

This is not the first time Wang has veered away from creating clothing to focus his attention on other projects, known for his progressive design aesthetic it makes sense that Wang would produce pieces beyond the realms of fashion. Recently launching the “Objects” collection, which among other items includes a black inflatable pool ring, embossed coasters, and a bottle opener, you can count on Wang to keep things interesting, and achingly sleek (note to self: replace the rainbow coloured pool ring before spring).

While the installation boards aren’t for sale, if you’re a wave rider with a penchant for luxury limited edition versions are available from Haydenshapes for $1250.

For more info and images of the installation, head over to Alexander Wang.

Get some Wang backstory here- NYFW SPRING 2014: ALEXANDER WANG


  • Reply Whatthe Friday 22nd August, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    So arty!

  • Reply Danaplatt Monday 11th August, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    amazing creations!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Friday 8th August, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Love to see them in living colour

  • Reply BellaB Friday 8th August, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Not sure I entirely see the point of fancy surfboards.

  • Reply jessicawheelock Thursday 7th August, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    These are gorgeous, second from left please!

  • Reply lovelyloves Wednesday 6th August, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Wow how fancy

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 5th August, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    I want to see the boards in colours.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Tuesday 5th August, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Simply awesome designs!

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 5th August, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Now there’s some hot designer gear I’d love to own!! The bag & shoes are cute too!

  • Reply amanda6393 Tuesday 5th August, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Surfing is not my thing (given, I live 400km from the beach), but these boards look really cool.

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