It’s that time again! Another year, another H&M designer collaboration. This time, it’s the turn of the French couture house Balmain, headed by Olivier Rousteing. His trademark is incredibly embellished, extravagant pieces that mixes Balmain’s couture roots with glam rock sensibility, think sharp shoulder jackets and military detailing. And after came to a preview of the Balmain x H&M last Thursday, I can tell you that it really really looks like the main Balmain line, in fact numerous pieces are almost identical to looks taken straight from the runway. Great news for Balmain fans who can’t afford Balmain prices! As Olivier said in his interview with vogue.com, “The craftsmanship was really important to me in the Balmain x H&M collection. If you collaborate with Balmain, you have to know that there can never be any compromise, and that’s something that H&M understood so well. They really pushed themselves to make it happen, to get that feeling of exclusivity and uniqueness.”
The whole collection will be available on November 5 only at H&M Grand Indonesia. If you’re planning to get yourself some pieces from the collaboration, you better start to line up earlier to avoid disappoinment. Happy shopping!