Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Versace and H&M Collaborate for Fall 2011

When I heard the news, I had to take a double look. Versace and H&M are collaborating? It seems too good to be true to think that one of the most exclusive names in high fashion are now going to be available at the most accessible and stylish names of trendy chic fashion. Women’s Wear Daily reports that Versace will team up with the ever expanding H&M this fall on a collection of womenswear, men’s clothes and home items. These hot items are to hit stores November 17. Versace will also put together a pre-spring collection to be sold online in select countries in January 2012.

According to The Telegraph, the womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses featuring studded leather, silk and colorful print, with accessories including high heels and costume jewelery. The men's collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including 'the perfect tuxedo', as well as belts and jewelery, while for the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M, the collection will include some homeware pieces, including cushions and a bedspread.

Donatella said, “I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching their wide audience.The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere.”

In the past, Donatella has declined offers to do a lower-priced collaboration. The Cut reported in 2008 that Donatella told the audience at a New York Times’ TimesTalk series, “"I respect everyone who does [those types of lines]. But the reason I didn't do it is 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." Take a sneak peek at the collection featured in Vogue UK as we anticipate the collection's arrival in November.

Posted by: Saeko

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