21 June 2011

Oh No...Versace For H&M...

I knew that after the great capsule collection of Lanvin for H&M last year, it would have been difficult to maintain such high standards of style, but the choice of Versace is a real disappointment.

Vogue UK reports: "No doubt hoping to have the same affect on shoppers as Alber Elbaz last year, when his Lanvin for H&M collection sold out in a matter of minutes (with many items subsequently selling for even greater prices on eBay), Donatella will launch H&M menswear, womenswear and homeware which will go on sale on November 17 - shortly followed by a pre-spring collection that will be available online from January 19."

Same affect?! Not on me. I only queued  for the Viktor & Rolf and Lanvin collaborations, and Versace is not really one of my favourite labels. OK, let me first have a look at it, I'm quite pessimistic about this choice, but I like to be surprised...

9 comments:

  1. thanks to your persistence, and also to Mrs Colombo who queued with you, I've got a nice T-shirt of Lanvin!!!

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  2. I must admit that Versace is definitely not my cup of tea. It is too glittery, too shiny, too Ronald Mc Donald for my taste, so I understand the general lack of enthusiasm for the news. Lets hope next year collection will be with somebody like Erdem.

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  3. @Elisabeth - My/our pleasure...

    @Anonymous - Excellent taste! I would love to see Erdem...last year they even speculated about Prada...let's see who comes next...

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  4. It's no joking matter! Versace is a myth (and how all myths we quite have to believe in it); it's a dream become reality (not for all)!First with the king Gianni (insuperable) and then with Donatella, Versace has created a mix between Italy and Hollywood ... an eternal Dolce Vita

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  5. @Cleo: IMHO, Donatella has taken bad taste and hollywood bling to a whole new level and I don't think the current Versace does credit to Italian style! Having said this, de gustibus non est disputandum ;-)

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  6. @Cleo and @Bag-aholic - I'm not a fan of Versace, even if I have to admit that certain evening gowns are really beautiful (including the one that Donatella did for SJP for one of the episodes of Sex & the City in Paris...) I had a quick look at the few pictures available (http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2011/06/21/versace-collaborates-with-handm/gallery) and I’m not too positive about this capsule collection – take a look at picture n. 1 and tell me if you like the studded ensemble on the right...But, as I said in my post, I want to see the entire collection...

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  7. I really don't like the pseudo-grecian inspired black ensemble but I think that the dress on the left has potential.

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  8. the black dress on the left in the first photo is not that bad.. actually I like it.. even though I am not a huge fun of Versace! definitely not my style...

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  9. @Bag-aholic and @Elisabeth - Maybe because I'm not a big fan of black, I would rather go for the white dress on picture n. 3...

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