Versace to Design Iconic Collection for H&M Fall/Winter 2011

Margareta Van Den Bosch, Creative Advisor for H&M announces plans for a Versace capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2011.  The collection is scheduled to launch here in Canada on November 19th amidst a consumer frenzy the likes of last year’s Lanvin, maybe worse.  The collection will feature reworked iconic pieces from Versace’s past and present.  Donatella promises a glamorous 40-piece collection for the women and 20-piece for men, accessories on top of that.  She was so excited about the collaboration that she actually wore one of the leather Versace for H&M dresses to the Men’s Spring/Summer 2012 show in Milan yesterday.

Versace for H&M

Versace for H&M - Photo c/o Style.com

Men’s Lanvin ♥ H&M 2010

Men's Lanvin ♥ H&M 2010

Men's Lanvin for H&M 2010. Photos c/o H&M

The much anticipated collaboration between the luxury Parisian fashion house Lanvin and trendy Swede discount fashion retailer H&M hit a climax today following the release of their Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook and Fashion Video.  On November 20th (outside USA/Canada the 23rd), fashion shoppers around the globe will descend upon H&M like a pack of vultures, swiping up what they can for themselves and for resale on Ebay no doubt.

Admittedly, the men’s collection is more of an afterthought when compared to the women’s – which is spectacular by the way.  Nothing groundbreaking here, but there are some nice basic-coloured pieces, with some oddly metallic coloured oxfords, and of course the oversized bow ties.  My picks are as follows:  The $299 tuxedo (pants+jacket) and/or $149 shawl collared tux blazer (navy or white), the $59.95 tuxedo shirt, the $149 belted grey trench coat or $249 double-breasted navy blue overcoat, $59.95 drawstring pants (navy or white), and the funky purple leopard printed white T-shirt for $19.95.  So that’ll set you back between $440-$690 + tax.  Not bad.  For detailed photos of my Lanvin picks, please visit my Facebook page.  See you on the 20th!

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