There may still be the last remnants of Marni for H&M sitting in stores but the team at H&M already have their next designer adventure planned, and this time it comes in the form of Editor Anna Dello Russo. She’s known for her bright, zaney and sometimes just plain cool fashion sense and now she’s going to turn her hands to designing a range of accessories for the high street giant. Launching on October 4th (in the midst of Fashion Week) the collection will consist of jewellery, bags, shoes, sunglasses, and most intriguingly, a ‘trolley’. Interesting. Take a sneaky peek at some of the pieces below, but be warned – these aren’t the for the subtle fainthearted types!
Well here they are, the first previews of the Marni for H&M collection, from this month’s Russian Vogue. (Sadly there’s no menswear here however.) Feast your eyes on spots galore. There’s some pretty fantastic accessories in there. Scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you? I’m sitting around 19.5 currently.
Not content with having one sell out collection, Donatella Versace also designed a Spring collection for the high street giant H&M, due into stores in the new year. As you can see, Donatella was feeling somewhat fruity! The collection features white cropped jeans, fruit print swimwear, a fruit print hold all, and my personal favourite womenswear piece of the entire collection – a printed chiffon blouse with gold buttons on the shoulders.
For the guys the collection includes a black Greek key print hold all, a denim shirt featuring the Greek key also, some denim shorts, and bright blue super soft knit. There is however a slight snag to the whole affair… it’s only available through the online store and the only physical way to get your hands on any is through the H&M concession at Selfridges. Yup, that’s right. You lucky London folk are the only ones able to get your actual hands on the actual pieces.
I’m aware that it’s Christmas very shortly, and also that it’s really rather cold (and windy) outside right now, but I’m going to hope that this may well come as a ray of sunshine in the December gloom. For me when it comes to the High Street the best offerings really do come from COS and H&M. The Spring/Summer offering from H&M is everything it should be for the season and I personally can’t wait to find some of these beauties in stores next year.
As always H&M‘s imagery hits the nail on the head also, styled to perfection.
I’m aware it may feel like you’re being somewhat bombarded with Versace for H&M imagery here, but I’m going to continue all the same. Abbey Lee Kershaw can be seen here in more images from the lookbook, thanks to a preview in this month’s Russian Vogue. It looks spectacularly tacky, I love it.
And yes, those are Versace archive print cushions you spot, also part of the collection…
So sadly it’s exactly the same look as was used in the image to surface from the Versace for H&M lookbook but even so, here’s a second look at what’s coming your way when the collection launches in November. It’s a whole lot of look, but I’m feeling it, I can’t deny.
Updated : The Russian edition of Vogue showcases some new pieces from the collection, including a sequin shift, printed silk bomber jacket, faux-fur shrug and the studded leather jacket. Feast your eyes on some pure Versace‘ness.
The image comes courtesy of model Candice Swanepoel who took a sneaky snap of the model board behind the scenes of the show this weekend at London Fashion Week. It’s since been removed for her Twitter page and I’m guessing there was some serious finger-wagging telling off happening. Every image from the collection is embargoed until closer to the season when the lookbook is unveiled, there’s even limitations on what exactly members of the press can divulge about what they’ve seen. We do know there was some off the shoulder peasant style tops, fitting in nicely with what’s in the images.
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