Not long now until the collaboration between high street giant H&M and fashion legend Donatella Versace is revealed, the menswear and womenswear a/w collections are due to hit stores from November 17th! If i’ve learned one thing about H&M collaborations it’s this; if you want to be picking up more than a stray button off the changing room floor, get there early and be prepared, it’s handbags at dawn! For many serial shoppers the pieces are collectors items, ones to treasure or sell on ebay! You’ve been warned!
The Versace brand has iconic status, it’s founder Gianni the creator of all things glamourous. Gianni’s sibling predecessor, Donatella, talks about what we can expect from the upcoming H&M collection.
And now for a sneak peak……
Russian Vogue have recently featured pieces from the collection in their November Issue. It’s typical bold 80′s era prints, body-con mini dresses, LBD’s with simple gold accents, leather with stud detailing, the type of pure unadulterated Italian glamour we know and love. I’m relieved to see that Donatella hasn’t toned it down for the highstreet or gone the other way and over done it, i think she’s found the prefect balance. Encapsulating the Versace philosophy and translating it for a much wider audience.
Pictures: for Russian Vogue November 2011 via ology.com