H&M has done it again! Their prevailing record of reeling in prestigious guest designers is going strong in 2011, this time with a striking collaboration with Donatella Versace.

The inspiration? Iconic Versace designs and pieces from 1978 and onward.  Colorful silk and print dresses, leather studded pieces, costume jewelry, daring cuts and high heels are just a few of the quintessential-Versace characteristics we can look forward to for the womenswear collection.  Bold patterns abound.

The menswear collection will focus on refined, sharp tuxedo jackets. Shirts are–surprise, surprise–the flamboyant counterpoint, in bold colors and not-for-the-faint-of-heart prints. And the collection will also feature men’s accessories (which isn’t often the case with these high-profile collabs): studded belts and cuffs, lightweight scarves, and eye-catching shoes.

A small line of home items (patterned bedspreads and pillows) will also be included in the offering.

The collections will launch in 300 stores worldwide this November 19th 2011 and online.

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