2010 Fashion Round up - no.4 - Lanvin for H&M
It was most anticipated collaboration of the year - luxury designer Lanvin creating a collection for cheap and chic high street store H&M.
Vogue previewed the collection in early November, whilst the rest of the country wrote out their shopping lists! And the collection did not fail to impress. Once the launch date reached us, the queues at stores were mad, and the collection sold out online in minutes. I dragged myself out of bed early, and travelled a whole 2 steps to my computer, for no reason! Ok, so maybe I didn't deserve a Lanvin piece as much as the committed customers who queued overnight, but had the collection come to Aberdeen store, I would have probably been joining them at midnight on Union Street!
Eager shoppers queueing outside Regent Street, London.
“What intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public,” said Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz of the collaboration. The collection, which included fabulous cocktail dresses, looked as though it came straight off the catwalks - no budget trade-downs insight! To add to the buzz, pieces from the haute couture collection and 5 of the original sketches drawn by Elbaz went on auction, with the proceeds going towards H&M's project with UNICEF.
From left : Prom Dress £149.99, Gilet £69.99, Black Dress £99.99, Yellow Dress £99.99, Pink Dress £99.99
The one shouldered yellow dress should be mine!! It's not even available on ebay... which is probably a good thing as the dresses are selling there for double the original price. Ouch. But when they're that fabulous, who cares?!