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After all the crazy, leopard print outlandishness of the last collection she designed for H&M, Donatella Versace scaled back her designs for the Versace for H&M cruise collection.
If you were one of the unfortunate few who walked out of the Versace for H&M sale last month empty handed, you just might be in luck. Enough people have returned pieces of the collection to H&M that some stores actually have small sections of the stuff waiting for people to snatch it up.
Anyone betting Tom Ford would design H&M‘s next designer collaboration is going to lose. Word has it that Donatella Versace enjoyed working with H&M so much the first time around that she’s designed a pre-spring collection that will go on sale early next year. And this time, there’ll be no pesky lines or shoving involved.
This was the week Benetton got in trouble for Photoshopping the Pope making out with a dude. Versace for H&M hysteria reached fever pitch, the Jersey Shore kids got involved in a bunch of lawsuits, and Jay-Z was named GQ‘s Man of the Year.
We knew that the US launch of Versace for H&M would cause a lot of hysteria (and possibly some brawling), but we didn’t anticipate that the collection’s male enthusiasts would literally be muscling the clothes out of other people hands.
Designers have different reasons for collaborating with mass market retailers on their much-blogged about collaborations, but all of those projects have one thing in common: lots and lots of money.
It’s happened before, and we’re sure it’ll happen again, but rumors that H&M will actively pursue Tom Ford to be its next design collaborator are nothing more than pipe dreams, and the sooner we accent that, the better.
What would a Versace for H&M fashion show be without tons and tons of celebrities?
Last night the much-anticipated Versace for H&M fashion show went down. While none of the duds were a surprise (you can view the full lookbook here), it’s fun to look at runway photos (and video!) of things you want to buy if you’re willing to brave the inevitable crazy crowds.
The hype surrounding Versace for H&M is reaching fever pitch, but it almost didn’t happen.
You can’t launch a multinational, high-concept designer fast-fashion collaboration without a bang, and Versace for H&M is trying its damnedest not to disappoint. Word has it the fashion show celebrating the collection in New York next Tuesday will close with not one but two very, very, very big performances.
This was the week Miss Piggy got made over and made up, Zombie Boy got all his tattoos covered up and Muammar Gaddafi got shot to death. Also, Versace for H&M was revealed in full — and so was the ultimate Christmas wish list for the 1%
Just in case you’d were finally able to scrub the images of the Versace for H&M men’s collection out of your eyes, allow us to present it in full!
Versace for H&M will launch in stores on November 17th, but in the meantime we’ve got the official lookbook for the entire collection. Let’s take a look at the women’s first.
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Versace‘s H&M collection drops in a little over a month, and we’re getting pretty excited about it.
Faded jeans may be in style, but are they worth dying for? Versace didn’t think so, which is why the company decided to cut ties with any suppliers who use sandblasting, the sometimes lethal process used to distress denim.