>> After getting a preview last month, a first look at the full set of the second Versace for H&M collaboration — for Cruise 2012 — is out. Unlike the first collection, this set — which launches Jan. 19 — will only be available to buy online on www.hm.com in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway — unfortunately not in the US.
>> H&M already has its next designer collaboration lined up: Marni. The collection, which encompasses womenswear, menswear, jewelry, shoes, bags, and scarves, hits 260 H&M stores worldwide and online on March 8, 2012.
Look forward to tribal prints mixed with colorful Bauhaus graphics: "I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favorite pieces in signature fabrics and prints," explains Consuelo Castiglioni. "As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colors, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic adding sporty utilitarian elements."
According to the collection's press release: "For women, the colors are vivid and the prints are bold, be they African inspired or simpler color blocks. The silhouettes are all Marni staples, with full pleated skirts, dresses, cropped trousers and jacquard knit, and fabrics range from silk to crisp cotton poplin. For men, the colors and fabrics are softened for a relaxed take on menswear staples that is truly Marni. The use of print is subtle, often as a lining or as a contrast detail for shirts, the silhouette a modern and relaxed take on masculine classics."
A further peek at the collection in the video below.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And I hope Audrey's outfit doesn't disappoint! She's wearing H&M for UNICEF from head to toe.
Audrey loved her little kitten shoes and purse! I could hardly get her to take them off! I also got her the cute little scarf from the collection. She also had another smaller hair bow for the occasion. As you know, it's all about the accessories!
I love this outfit!! And Audrey loved it too! It may be a bit much for some people, but I think that fashion is especially fun for kids. They are so cute, they can get away with anything!
>> On the heels of the throwback shimmery, animal-printed Holiday 2011 collection, Versace for H&M is back for another round. Donatella Versace also developed a Pre-Spring 2012 collection for H&M — complete with fruit prints — that will be available exclusively in countries with H&M online sales (currently only Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway) from Jan. 19. As for US citizens — since H&M isn't launching an online shop in the US until Fall 2012 — the best source for nabbing the collection will likely be eBay.
The highly anticipated Versace for H&M collection debuts in select stores tomorrow, Nov. 19, and it's sure to be mad house. Check out the complete lookbook one last time, make a list, and get ready for fashion warfare. The collection is focused on iconic dresses — think famous prints like Greek motifs and palm and optical prints, patent leather details, Grecian button embellishment. Accessories include a high-heeled lace boot and studded suede high-heeled sandals along with studded leather bags and velvet bags. Click here to see the full collection from Versace For H&M!
We know it's practically torture to eye a fresh crop of Spring '12 offerings with Winter well on the way, but H&M's new goodies are too good not to share. We were treated to a peek of the full collection today, and we're already jonesing for the adorable neoprene brights and colorblocked wedges and heels. It's a perfect mix of modern cuts, soft draping, sharp color and understated neutrals, and, truthfully, there's hardly a piece we don't covet — but we'll try to pick favorites. Check out our breakdown, then click through for a glimpse of the freshly sophisticated collection.
- We love the thought of Spring leather, made brighter in a buttery (real) leather moto vest — perfect for toughening up the season's little floral dresses.
- Minimalist white suiting has that totally modern-woman effect that will look effortlessly elegant styled up with gold or tribal jewels.
- We're always on the hunt for the perfect little dress – this neon-injected mini is our answer to effortlessly chic statement dressing for Spring, with a little white jacket and a great neutral wedge.
>> The Spring 2012 H&M lookbook has arrived — and its full of all the on-trend pieces you'll be wanting come next season: collarless blazers, asymmetric blouses, and skirts and dresses in punched-up hues. Accessories, too, look fresh — especially a pair of two-tone flatform slip-ons. See the collection here, as modeled by Kinga Rajzak.
The Versace For H&M fashion launch in NYC last night attracted a fashionable crowd and celebrities like Emma Roberts, Jennifer Hudson, and Nicki Minaj, who arrived decked out in the new collection. We spotted a few of our favorite pieces from the line on Jessica Alba and Selma Blair — Selma even revealed that a few of her favorite moments have taken place wearing designs from the famed Italian fashion house. Watch to see our coverage of this stylish soiree, and make sure to check out our favorite picks from the Versace For H&M collaboration. Then enter our giveaway for your chance to win a Versace For H&M handbag and bracelet!
>> In honor of their upcoming Versace For H&M collaboration — in stores and online Nov. 17 — the two brands pulled together three events in one last night at New York's Pier 57. Through a gilded hall of mirrors, designers (Anna Sui, Joseph Altuzarra, Christopher Kane), supermodels (Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen), and other such notables (Uma Thurman, Chloe Moretz, Nicki Minaj, Prince) were swept into a dark room framing a serpentine catwalk, on which Versace favorites like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld wore black leather headscarves, heavy kohl, and stomped to speaker-pumping music.
Cue the next: After her runway bow, Donatella Versace gestured guests to follow her into a green-lit, disco ball-hung room covered in oversized palm tree wallpaper. Minaj took the mic — dressed in Versace for H&M, of course — and inspired Alexander Wang to sing along in the audience to every song. Much to Donatella's pleasure — and Natasha Poly's, who sat on the shoulders of a friend so she could videotape the set on her phone — Prince was up next on stage. Versace fist-pumped when Prince gave her a shout-out, clapped above her head . . . and that was before his encore of "Purple Rain."
Finally, the last of the three-prong event: crowds that had been lining up before Prince even took the stage were unleashed into the shopping area. As Style.com notes, "Many of the women in the crowd made beelines for the collection's men's clothes."
A video of the show, below.
>> A blond Lindsey Wixson and Daphne Groeneveld star in the surrealist, minute-long Versace for H&M TV commercial, directed by Jonas Akerlund. Daphne clones are pumped out on a conveyor belt in one scene; in another, Donatella Versace pulls on ropes attached to the two models like marionettes; and in still another, Versace picks up Groeneveld by thumb and forefinger as she runs up a staircase. The spot ends with Donatella turning around and pronouncing, "My house, my rules, my pleasure." Watch it here, now.