Monday, November 08, 2010

Lanvin for H&M

What does luxury mean today? Can luxury be exclusive and democratic at the same time? How can we translate the essence of luxury to a wider audience? The world around us is changing rapidly and I find myself asking these questions more and more. Designer’s work is usually tailored to a very small group of people, but the collection for H&M was about trying to translate the dream of luxury to the masses. It was almost like going back to school for me.” -- Alber Elbaz

The 23rd of November 2010 will see the launch of H&M's collaboration with Lanvin in 200 stores worldwide. Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin, has designed two separate collections for women and menswear, as well as a selection of accessories. Staying true to the brand's aesthetics, Lanvin's collection for H&M includes pretty party dresses encase in ruffles and splashed with bright colours.

 There is also a beautiful selection of chic black pieces that will unleash the inner supermodel in any girl.

My personal favourites from the collection? The t-shirt with the print of a woman's legs, complete with frilly tutu and embellished shoes; a golden, ruffled party dress in slinky lame material and a zebra printed trench coat.

Prices start from £7.99. All material used can be found here.