Monday, 1 November 2010

Just previewed the H&M for Lanvin collaboration, but naturally the UK press has already seen the majorly anticipated collection already! FYI UK posted the whole story and pieces. It’s epic and every bit as good as you hoped it would be. Floral print dresses, one-shoulders–voluminous short skirts, pointy-toed heels are The Top Ten Team's favorites. We'll take every single item please! There will be sleeping bags for blocks around H&M’s across the US as November 23rd approaches. 

The collection, entitled Lanvin Hearts H&M, includes party clothes and accessories for women and men and, unmistakably, carries the Elbaz design signature. The designer, who was born in Morocco but raised in Israel, shows his high-end Lanvin collection in Paris and is famed for his luxurious cocktail dresses which flatter rather than frighten women, albeit those who can afford the £1,000 price tags. This high street collection represents the first time that his designs will be available to the masses – most designs will retail at around £100.

Elbaz told Womens Wear Daily this week that this egalitarian approach would not cheapen his work at Lanvin. "Ninety-five per cent of women cannot afford [Lanvin] so let them have a taste. It's like if I was living in a palace and opened some doors and said, 'Have tea with me, taste the food'."

Highlights from the collection include a one-shouldered ruffle cocktail dress in midnight blue silk, a faux-fur bomber jacket and a pair of leopard court shoes with diamante-encrusted heels and raw-edged, ribbon-tied ankle straps. It is aimed at women of all ages, although not those who favour trousers