It’s Finally Confirm. Versace now team up with H&M just like Lavin did. Memories i tell you. So there are many articles with information about what’s really going on with the designers and what they are bring to the table. I pick the top 3 sites i go to for fashionably information and copy and paste it below. Enjoy Fashion magic
Versace Is Doing an H&M Line — and You Can Preview It Now
by: Amy Odell from NyMag.com
The highlight of the Versace men’s show at Milan Men’s Fashion Week yesterday was not the striped booty shorts or pink suits, it was Donatella — but isn’t she always the highlight, in a way? — taking her bow at the end wearing a Versace for H&M dress. Versace is the next big-name designer doing a line for the affordable chain, even though Donatella said in 2008 that she respects designers who do these lines but didn’t want to do one herself “because I work very hard to put the Versace line in the luxury section. I think to put the Versace line in H&M would confuse the brand.” Perhaps to avoid confusion, H&M is billing the line as an “Iconic Collection.” Goes great with whatever deal she presumably struck to have the CFDA’s 2011 Fashion Icon, Lady Gaga, wear only Versace for the next couple of months.
The collection will be big and include two rollouts, one on November 17 including men’s, women’s, and homewear, and another prespring collection on January 19. The line consists of “iconic” archive Versace pieces repurposed for H&M. More from H&M’s press release:
The womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses that express the spirit of the season, featuring studded leather, silk and colorful prints, and accessories including high heels and costume jewelry. The men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewelry for men. For the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M, the collection will include homeware pieces including pillows and bedspread.
H&M has not released any specific information on pricing, but that studded leather dress will not be H&M cheap. Versace cheap maybe, but not H&M cheap. So, who’s excited? Watch Donatella and H&M’s creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch discuss the collection in the video. Pretend like they didn’t misspell Donatella’s name Donnatella (maybe they just want a little more of her, like we all do).
H&M Announces Its Newest Collaborator: Versace
by: unknown from style.com
The Swedish mega-retailer looks to be on a roll. After the success of its stampeded-for Lanvin for H&M collection, the company announced today that its designer collaborator for Fall 2011 is none other than Versace.
According to Donatella, the collection for H&M will be “quintessentially Versace,” inspired by the archives, and including clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry for men and for women. (It’s also the first H&M designer collaboration to include home pieces, including Versace for H&M pillows and a bedspread.)
The studded leather dress Versace wore for her bow at her men’s runway show in Milan yesterday gave the world its first glimpse at the forthcoming collection, which hits U.S. stores on November 19th. A follow-up Pre-Spring collection by Versace for H&M will be available January 19, 2012, exclusively online in countries where H&M offers e-commerce.
Above, Versace’s bow dress, as well as peeks at a few other pieces from the men’s and women’s lines.
Who’s Up Next to Work With H&M? Versace
by: Mark Holgate from Vogue
Know that feeling when you’re dying to share something, but absolutely can’t and mustn’t tell? Well, such is the case with H&M’s collaboration with Versace, of which whispers spread to Vogue a week or so ago. So now it’s out in the open, and the countdown to the collection hitting the stores later in the year begins, not to mention the attendant wave of hysterical anticipation, feverish buying when it finally arrives, and the realization that yes, fashion really is a global language these days, as the clothes are going to be available pretty much everywhere in the world. No teasers to the big reveal this time around, like H&M did for its partnership with Lanvin, slyly dropping hints as to the identity of the house it was working with. And quite right, too: The briefest glimpse of a Medusa head, or the merest strand of Donatella’s glorious shank of platinum blonde hair, and the game would have been up in an instant.