Thursday, 5 November 2015

Balmain x H&M

The day has finally come... 

After 6 months of teaser trailers and celebrity endorsed videos from the likes of Kendall Jenner, the Balmain collection for H&M has officially launched!

First of all, I have to mention that it is still not cheap (at all!). There is a big change in price from an original Balmain collection, but for a H&M collab it's not going to be the high street steal that H&M normally is. A basic t-shirt will still set you back $35 with this being the cheapest option. Prices range  to over $600.

The collection, created by Olivier Rousteing, has retained as much luxury as possible whilst still trying to make the price tag a little bit less extravagant! They have switched up fabrics slightly and made the manufacturing techniques simpler to bring costs down. Embellished jackets and dressed, a staple of Oliviers designs for Balmain, have been toned down to also keep costs down.

The collection still contains some key items that Balmain is known for, including military jackets, blazers and structured dresses. Here a few of my favourites so far:

Mens Collection Bag $299
Mens Collection Shirt $69.99

As I am writing this (launch day - Thursday 5th Nov) the H&M website is down. There is a waiting list to get onto the site and once you are on you are limited to purchasing one of each style per person. I found this great website which has the whole collection on there to view with prices and some handy tips for getting your hands on them too.

What do you think of the collection? Have you managed to get your hands on any of the items? Let me know!

Shona x
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