Lanvin for H&M. Wow!
High Street collaborations are all getting a bit old hat these days. Well, at least they were, until Alber Elbaz of top fashion house Lanvin took on the task of designing a range for H&M and breathed fresh new life into the idea.
The collection was released on Monday amidst great fanfare and parties. Dedicated fashionistas, and canny profiteers got up early to start queueing around the block, hoping to get a master creation which they could then flog on ebay.
Perfectly timed for the christmas party season, the collection is full on glam for both men and ladies. Bold, bright colours, beautiful shoes with big bows and sparkly heels, embellished t-shirts and statement jewellery, it screams opulence, but the price tag is decidedly modest.
Within moments, the collection had sold out, and if you are desperate to own a piece, you will have to fight it out in an online auction; already pieces are changing hands at over double the original retail cost, so coveted it the range.
Still, this really is a match made in fashion heaven, a wonderful tonic for cold winter days and long and even colder nights. Much prettier than a cup of cocoa too!