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The Isabel Marant pour H&M collection may not hit stores for another few weeks, but the party has already gotten started — and where better for that to happen than Paris?
You’ve seen the teaser shot and fawned over the lookbook. Chances are you already know exactly which pieces you’re lining up to purchase. And just in time to get you even more excited for November 14, the date you will put on a shag jumper and lace-up leather skinnies and immediately morph into a more cool and Parisian version of your former self, here’s the entire Isabel Marant x H&M campaign and bonus behind-the-scenes video.
Of course the lookbook was all we needed to see to know that we’d fawning like fools over the Isabel Marant x H&M collaboration. But a campaign starring Dara Werbowy, in the very black and white rug shag sweater we’ve been dreaming about, certainly doesn’t hurt morale. In fact, it’s making us contemplate spending our lunch break on a quick St. Mark Place jaunt to pierce our nose. See the teaser image below, and keep your eyes peeled for when the full campaign drops.
Many a sample sale has taught us that when it comes to fashion, our patience is intrepid. This said, we were just as excited as the next girl upon today’s discovery that the majority of the Isabel Marant x H&M lookbook leaked on The Fashion Spot.
Our anticipation has just increased tenfold!
The war against dudes wearing skinny jeans wages on. At Michael Kors they’re doing Dickens-luxe trousers with a wide leg and rope-inspired belt. And now Hennes & Mauritz AB, AKA H&M, is also hearkening back aesthetically, introducing ‘hunting underwear’ intended to be worn as pants.
If ever there was a tough act to follow, it’s Beyoncé. And we’d feel bad for the face of H&M’s latest campaign if it were anyone but Gisele Bündchen. After all, she is the supermodel raking in the most dough, with Tom Brady and a $20 million mansion to go home to every night. So while we might be secretly wishing for more of B and her luscious curves (and of course, her new pixie cut), we can take solace in the gorgeous images from Gislele’s latest H&M campaign.
Confirmation came this morning via Twitter, in response to GLAM.com asking for an update on the expected launch date.
H&M is practically the posterchild of fast fashion, and as the second largest retailer in the world, it’s generates tons of waste. However, it seems that just as it did with the hot topic of model health, it’s addressing the issue head on. In order to cut waste, H&M has introduced a large-scale recycling plan that will offer discounts to shoppers who turn in old clothes.
Summer has yet to begin and we’re already longing for fall with the news that Isabel Marant will be the next designer to collaborate with H&M. We may be New Yorkers at heart, but nothing gets our blood pumping like that Marant rock ‘n’ roll-meets-elegance je ne sais quoi. The designs will hit stores November 14th and will feature women’s clothing and accessories as well as her first-ever men’s collection.
Rumors swirled (we’re looking at you, The Sun), that the sizzling Beyoncé for H&M campaign images which were retouched to make Bey appear thinner. The British tabloid reported that an “insider” alleged, “when Beyoncé found out they had edited the way her body really looked, she hit the roof.”
Today, the CEO of H&M admitted his brand has used models that are “too skinny”, and he plans to do more to keep the retailer’s runways and ads diverse (using massively popular celebrities who happen to not weight 80 pounds is a start). But before we get carried away thin-shaming the brand, we have to acknowledge their recent swimwear campaign featuring a plus-sized model, as well as the other major fashion players breaking through the elfin noise to show images of real women.
In a recent interview with Metro, H&M CEO Karl-John Persson made a staggering admission. H&M has irresponsibly used too-thin models.
We sure hope so. We know the spritely 38-year-old became famous for footie in the first place, but we wouldn’t mind if his just-announced retirement from the game opened more time in his schedule for hanging around sans shirt. Of course everyone’s calling dibs on David Beckham now that he’ll be stepping off the pitch, so let’s dig in for a little speculation.
H&M, the largest producer of apparel in Bangladesh, has pledged to sign an accord mandating safe working conditions and other provisions for the country’s garment workers, following the horrific collapse of Rana Plaza and the deaths of over 1,100 people. Read on for more on what that means for the estimated 3.6 million garment workers employed in Bangladesh.
Cara Delevingne‘s ubiquity has earned her more than a few Kate Moss comparisons, and now there might be one more parallel to add to the list. The 20-year-old was snapped by paparazzi in London this weekend dropping what The Sun refers to as “a packet of mysterious white powder.” It could have been cocaine, it could have been baking powder (she has taken up cooking recently, after all), and while there’s no way to know for sure, H&M is conducting a thorough investigation into the matter, since the model currently fronts their Divided campaign.
Since temps seem to be on the general up and up, we might as well start looking at teeny bikinis and colorful cover-ups. Lucky for you, we’ve got a peek at H&M’s latest swimsuit collection. You know, the very same one worn by Beyoncé herself.
Now that we’ve seen the print ads and watched the commercial, the natural next step in today’s campaign life cycle is the behind-the-scenes video. H&M has just released a peek into the making of its summer ads starring a bikini-clad Beyoncé gyrating on the beach in the Bahamas, and as you might expect, it was hardly home-movie style production.
The wait is over, guys — we’ve got Beyoncé‘s full H&M campaign video! And spoiler alert: it features a brand spankin’ new song!