Scheduled to debut November 17, 2011, H&M’s latest designer collaboration will include men and women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes and other accessories as well as home goods (a first for the Swedish powerhouse of a retailer). More is always more in the Versace vernacular, so it’s only natural that Donatella has also designed a pre-spring collection, available starting January 19, 2012.
Expect studded leather, colorful prints and silk. Donatella has promised, “The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere…” (you can hear more from her HERE). Past designer capsule collections run the gamut from Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson to Jimmy Choo.
Are you marking your calendar? What are your thoughts on designer collabs with fast fashion and big box retailers?
Alexander Wang announced during his resort presentation today he’ll be opening a second retail store location in Beijing. Having just opened his first store in Manhattan earlier this year he’s clearly gunning for world domination, not dissimilar from Tom Ford whose beauty line drops soon.
Perhaps there’s a cosmetics line in Wang’s future? A girl can dream…
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