Its now 75 days to be exact till the Balmain collaboration with H&M hits stores and online throughout the world. A collaboration that will nodoubt cause queues, screaming, and stampedes. I always shop these collections, and thanks to the likes of the Kardashians (Urgh!) I believe I'll be among almost millions of others wanting to shop this one. As the release date approaches and gets closer by the day (It releases Nov 5th!) H&M and Balmain have started to drip feed snippets of the collection wetting the apitite of fashionista's all over the internet. I for one, got too excited! Todays photo release featured a heavily embroidered mini dress (well, it looks like one, who can be sure?!) and its just fabulous!
As you can see, it has the usual Balmain aesthetic. Strong shoulders with padding, heavy detailing featuring embroidery, pearls and crystals and lots of intricate work with an overall powerful, seductive, if not boxy look. It may be heavy on detail, but this is no lace dress for church on Sunday! For a first look of the collection I am impressed, the garment has lots of work, is a statement piece and is totally Balmain. My concern that as it has so much work, has the collaboration caused the quality to be compromised? Lets face it, its Balmain designs at H&M prices. Thats something that we will need to wait to find out, but for now this is on my wishlist, I can pull this off with jeans right?...
Photo Credits: Balmain
Hennes & Mauritz AB