The teaser trailers have come out, the sneak peek pics have been released and now, we officially have a healthy dose of the upcoming Versace collection for H&M. The highly anticipated line is chock full of the pieces that have made the house of Versace legendary. Dominated by colour, print and cut, the brand’s creative director Donatella Versace has gone back to the archives to bring some Versace classics to a whole new audience. Iconic dresses are the focus of the women’s collection, but the line also boasts the first time an H&M designer collaboration will include homeware pieces, reflecting Versace’s influential home designs. All collections will be available in around 300 stores worldwide, as well as on-line, from 17th November.
“The collection for H&M is the essence of Versace. For the collaboration we’ve brought back from the archives, as well as from more recent collections, some of the icons of Versace, such as the bright prints, the Greek key and daring cuts. I can’t wait to see how H&M’s wide audience will make these pieces their own,” said Donatella Versace.
Versace’s collection for H&M includes many of the label’s iconic designs and a return to some of the label’s most famous prints. A classic black silk crepe dress has gold Grecian buttons on its patent straps, while the flow of a floor-length goddess gown is balanced by boning in the bodice. For night-time shine, multi-color sequin dresses are covered in archival Versace prints, short metallic dresses come in either silver or gold, and strong color shift dresses are embellished with studs in classic Greek motifs. The more casual everyday wear includes dresses, short pleat skirts, velvet bomber jackets, leggings and jeans. Meanwhile the importance of leather for Versace is reflected in leather jackets that come decorated with gold studs and zips.
Accessories include a high-heeled laced boot and a studded suede high-heeled sandal, along with studded leather bags as well as velvet bags covered with the Miami palm print.Versace’s home pieces for H&M take full advantage of the house’s iconography, with pillows and a bedspread resplendent in the multicolor floral Japanese fan print, bringing the complete Versace lifestyle to H&M.
If you haven’t already mark those calendars now for November 17! And you may want to invest in some comfy shoes because we all know what those H&M designer collaboration lines can be like!
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