Designer collaborations and H&M are nothing new. Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin and so many more have participated. One of the highly anticipated collections of the year is about 21 days away. If you’re a fan of Balmain, November 5th, Oliver Rousteing is making it just a bit more affordable for you to get your Balmain fix!
I have always loved Balmain. Decadent embroidered blazers, skin-tight tailoring and dresses adorned with pearl embellishments Balmain doesn’t skimp when it comes to the “WOW” factor.
However, when I look at the collection everything screams Kim Kardashian-West. It was really hard to look at the collection and say to myself “That’s fierce!” or “OMG! I need this!” In all actuality the only thing that really is appealing is the Balmain logo t-shirts.
Personally, I was really excited when I learned about it. After seeing the look book, I just don’t know what I think about it anymore. I’m a bit less than impressed but maybe in person it will have a different effect on me!!!
November 6th, not only is it a reminder that my birthday is exactly six months away…but it also is the release of the Alexander Wang collaboration for H&M!
Even though the pieces are futuristic, modern and cool, you will never find me camped outside to get in early. I’m really upset that I’m probably going to miss this collaboration completely and if I want anything will have to seek it out online…….
I can already envision people lined up freezing outside on Clarendon St. in Boston’s Back Bay. Waiting in the frigid weather, just so they are first for the 15 minute shopping limits and only allowed to buy 4 pieces. You can only buy one piece if you buy online which I think is a little ridiculous.
What I am really excited for is the men’s line. It’s her first time designing for the opposite sex but based on what I’ve seen thus far, she knows what she’s doing. There’s her signature French flare in every item. There’s even pieces for the kiddies!
Men this probably your one chance at grabbing pieces as she isn’t going to add a mens line to her name anytime soon.
How To Navigate:
Camp outside. If you want entry inside first,you’ve got to camp outside. Doors open at 8am. Items available at 12(Noon) online
15 minute intervals. Color coded wrist bands. 4 pieces per person in store. 1 piece online
Returns 7 days with receipt
Look at the collection online first, so you have an idea of what you want
Again this will probably be your only chance if you are guy
Don’t worry there will not be any hidden platform sneaker wedges