Just because Fashion Month is over doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of stylish events to look forward to this month. November will bring us not only one of the biggest runway shows of the year, but also two much-talked-about collaborations we've been looking forward to for months. For more on the fashion events you can't miss in November, click play above.
Marant took time out of her hectic schedule to sit down with POPSUGAR Fashion just hours before her glittering launch party in Paris, but busy is the name of the game for Marant, who along with her highly anticipated H&M collaboration, designs both her namesake and Etoile Isabel Marant lines of RTW, jewelry, accessories, and those much-loved shoes. And it’s a personal approach, as the designer says she tries everything on herself. “For clothes, it's a lot about attitude. How do you feel in it? You only find out when you try it on.”
So, what happens when Marant turned her eye for the first time to menswear for the H&M line? Marant admits that it took more time to develop the men’s line than the women's line (those are iterations on her favorite pieces from previous collections). Marant tells us, “I mean, it was quite a challenge for me when I started. It can not be same approach [to menswear]. It can't be exactly the same fabric or texture. It needs to be much tougher, rougher for men. I had to practice it a little.” Is she happy with the final result? “Very,” she confirmed with a wide grin.
Disclosure: We were excited to be part of a small group of journalists brought to Paris by H&M to attend the event.
What if I told you we were going coat shopping — then promised we wouldn't spend more than $300? Psyched? So are we. We're tapping into the season's biggest trends — leather details, toggles, leopard print, and ladylike silhouettes — without tapping into our savings.
From the kind of cool-girl coat you might expect to see on Kate Moss to a perfectly feminine bit of outerwear fit for Olivia Palermo, we've scoured our favorite brands and pulled only the best for you here. Click through and prepare to shop guilt-free, because none of these 22 coats will cost you more than $300.
Shop the looks from left: Topshop Boutique bird crest sweatshirt ($90), Zara flared miniskirt ($60), Report Signature Fairfield ankle boots ($125); Kenzo cotton blend embroidered sweatshirt ($420), H&M twill skirt ($13), Sam Edelman Margo ankle boots ($200); Madewell Bien Fait sweatshirt ($75), 10 Crosby Derek Lam Exclusive flare weave skirt ($355), Tibi Piper boot ($598)
Minju Kim's collaboration with H&M might not be the most anticipated designer partnership this Fall, but it's definitely among the coolest. Kim, a 27-year-old graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, got the honor of having her wares sold at H&M when she won its annual design competition this year. And her whimsical, personality-packed collection hits select H&M stores and online today.
"Creating this collection with H&M has been an amazing experience," Kim said. "My designs are about turning characters into outfits, and it's exciting to think that these characters will soon be worn by people around the world."
Kim's imaginative pieces bring the fantastical world of Manga to life, and their colorful, optimistic color palette and inventive shapes are like nothing else you'll find this Fall. You'll be able to find the clothes online, in H&M stores, and at Opening Ceremony in the US, now. Until then, here's a first look at the collection.
The US government may be shutting down, but on the plus side, it has done nothing to affect the production of David Beckham's new underwear campaign. The soccer star turned H&M eye candy was spotted on the rooftops of London earlier today, where he stripped down to his skivvies for the latest advertorial.
The latest installment of the campaign is set for release in February 2014. That's not all David's been doing in the fashion world; he and his daughter, Harper, attended London Fashion Week to support Victoria Beckham, and he was also pegged as the new face of Belstaff. It's not that we don't love David in a tailored suit or a leather jacket, it's just that we love seeing him without them, too.
This Girl Is Trying So Hard Not to Look
Meanwhile, David Beckham is just strutting around like he doesn't know he's a flawless human masterpiece.
David Beckham's Smile Makes Angels Faint and/or Weep
Look at it. Just, LOOK AT IT.
"Did I Grant Permission To Regard My Beautiful Form?"
Sorry! (That we're not sorry.)
Those Legs, Though. We Can't.
We just can't.
Check out a ton more pictures from his H&M shoot when you read on.
Models can walk the walk, but can they talk the talk? When it comes to singing — these four runway legends can! Watch to see the top models who have good vocals to boot!
On Allison: BCBG, Topshop, Nixon, Talbots
Lovers of quality, rejoice! COS, the higher-end, European-based label produced by H&M is finally coming to the United States.
COS, which stands for Collection of Style, will launch stateside in Spring 2014. Its first store will open in New York's SoHo neighborhood, where its cousin H&M already has a number of locations. The brand will also launch e-commerce stateside sometime next year.
"We are all looking forward to the opening," said Marie Honda, one of the brand's executives. "New York City is a vibrant and exciting city, and we feel SoHo will be the ideal setting for our first store."
Since it launched in 2007, COS has focused on style — not fashion — and has created the kinds of timeless staple pieces everyone needs in their wardrobes. Well, almost everyone. The SoHo store will be the first location the brand hasn't opened in Europe or the Middle East.
Remember the way you absolutely agonized over what backpack to buy at the start of a fresh school year? Well, expect that familiar feeling to be coming back again. Brands like Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Rebecca Minkoff are taking a stance on the accessory and it's resounding approval.
Take a look at the designer styles we've got our eyes on and be prepared for your back to thank you.
We've been fans of H&M's cool kids' clothes and maternity finds for some time, but the introduction of H&M Home, stocked full of kiddie gems like animal-covered bedding and storage baskets, star-spotted duvet covers and towels, and quirky wall decor and pillows, has taken our love to new heights. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the new, totally covetable kids' decor collection, and prepare yourself. You'll probably want to redesign your kids' rooms after seeing these goods, but at prices like these (we're talking $4 bath towels, $18 duvet cover sets, and $10 decorative pillows!), your redecorating will be totally guilt-free!