This H&M Collaboration Will be the Biggest Thing for Print Lovers

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Get ready fellow print on print lovers, H&M just announced its latest collaboration and it’s with beloved fashion house Kenzo. The collection will include womenswear, menswear, and accessories — which will be designed by Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (who joined the house in 2011 after founding Opening Ceremony in 2002) in collaboration with the fast fashion brand’s design team. You can anticipate that the collection will feature the house’s trademark dazzling patterns and playful motifs. 

The collection will be available in 250 stores internationally and online starting November 3rd. But you can come to expect that the brand will stage another star-studded show a month before the launch, which we’re sure will rival the ostentatious Balmain x H&M spectacle that happened last October 2015. Judging by the visual eye-candy creativity of Kenzo’s Paris Fashion Week shows, all bets say it will be just as epic as Olivier Rousteing’s New York collab debut.

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Everything You Need To Know About H&M in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 02: A model walks the runway during the H&M show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

H&M paraded out its high-end line to close the first day of Paris Fashion Week, selecting some of the world’s most famous models for its show. This isn’t the first brand you’d think of when imagining the elegance and grandeur that surrrounds Paris Fashion Week, but it’s certainly not their first rodeo down the hallowed runways shared by top couturiers. As the distinction between Fast Fashion and High Fashion becomes continually blurred due to the saturation in the market, it comes as no surprise that Fast Fashion behemoth H&M would be showing in Paris fashion week. In fact, this is the company’s twelfth time showing, illustrating that budget fashion in no means has to look cheap. The Swedish high street monolith which has 3,900 stores globally has however shown its ‘Studio’ collection here since 2013. Last night’s affair took the brand’s usual approach, flexing its financial might with a flurry of stars on the front row (Emma Roberts, Kate Mara, Atlanta de Cadenet, Ciara) as well as an impressively high (and expensive) calibre of supermodels in the show, which was staged underneath the beautifully painted dome of the Bourse de Commerce in the centre of the city. Inevitably, there was a message to be heard. The theme for the show was diversity, with the casting covering all ages and sizes. Amber Valletta, Freja Beha Erichsen, Anja Rubik, Hari Nef, and Andreja Pejic were among the faces on the runway, making the point that any woman can be an H&M shopper. Our favorite turn, though, goes to the transcendental Pat Cleveland, who showed the millennials seated in the front row what they missed from her ’70s heyday. Alas, not every model looked quite so graceful—a fact we’ll chalk up to the slippery-looking floor and the sky-high boots. According to attendees, multiple models took tumbles during the finale, and even Anna Cleveland, Pat’s model daughter, who’s been known to practically dance down the runway, stumbled midway through the show. Yet, in despite of the small hiccups, the brand has shown that it is something to recokoned with.

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Layering Hacks to Turn Your Summer Pieces into Winter #OOTD Awesomeness

Let’s face it, your wardrobe probably doesn’t consist of anything functionally warm and you probably went super CRAY on all those end of summer sales. If you’re like me, you probably stocked up on things that you’re dying to rock during festival season of next year, but not giving you much use now. Well think again sister, and turn that frown upside down. With a few key pieces like long sleeves you can layer in — a good winter wool coat, tights, and some chunky knits, you’ll be able to fly by rocking what you already have with just these simple styling tricks.

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  1. The Tank Dress

Yes this gorgeous piece was an amazing buy to wear with your gladiator sandals and your flower crown that you bought at forever 21 earlier this year. Bring that sexy back by keeping warm underneath. Pair this look with a good insulating layer like this Max Studio rubberized turtleneck. We love how it toughens up such a soft look. Pair with some black booties like the ones from Toga and a pop of color like the ones from Karen Walker. The Marni bag ties the whole look together.

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Everything You Need to Know About the H&M x Balmain Party Last Night

Anyone who was anyone in the elite social New York scene headed to Wall Street last night to attend the debut of the much anticipated H&M x Balmain Runway presentation. The usual suspects were in full swing for master mind Olivier Rousteing, as the Jenner & Hadid sisters came in strong showcasing the H&M x Balmain accouterment. The Crème de la Crème of the modeling world strutted their stuff from Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Lineisy Montero, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam and more.

 

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