Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced a collaboration with Alexander Wang, marking the first time the group has teamed up with an American designer.

The Alexander Wang x H&M collection will feature apparel and accessories for women and men, and will be available in 250 stores worldwide. It will feature online from 6 November.

"Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today," said Margareta van den Bosch, H&M's creative advisor. "He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that's infectious. It feels incredible to be collaborating with him this year."