2008-08-17

Comme des Garcons for H&M

So the much anticipated collaboration between H&M and Comme des Garcons is finally starting to take shape. When I first saw photos of the pieces individually I wasn't very impressed, but they have done a fantastic job styling the collection. It does look like Rei Kawakubo stayed true to her form.

I'm in love with the deconstructed jacket in the fourth photo, which reminds me of the CDG ss 2007 collection. I'd love to see it layered overtop of piles of sheer mesh to complete the effect.

I've also been forced to reconsider polka dots, a pattern I've never had a taste for. The third picture could almost be polka-dotted overload but with that scarf on top it is now speaking to me. The shorts are a cute addition. They'd look great worn with black tights and chunky booties and a slim wool blazer for cooler weather.

The only miss for me are the harem or dropped-crotch pants. I've seen them done well in other collections, but these just look like a sad case of sagging diapers. Sorry.





Photos from nitrolicious.com

9 comments:

Shay said...

the real question is whether H&M Vancouver will even carry any of it. Hmmm...

Sabrina said...

I heard that 10 stores worldwide will carry the full collection, and others will get bits and pieces. I'm crossing my fingers for that blazer!

Catherine said...

I'm partial to the first two jackets, but Comme des Garçons was never my personal style anyway. I suppose it doesn't matter, because I don't live anywhere near an H&M, but i always admire the collaborations they do with high fashion designers.

Belowen said...

LOL @ diaper pants. So true.

vicky wu said...

oh...that's what i wanna write for my blog today..
btw...i'm from Hong Kong

Eden said...

I actually found some of the polka dot shirts quite endearing and I absolutely love the blazer in the last picture, though I doubt that I'll be able to get my hands on one. The H&M closest to me rarely receives anything worth my time. I'm keen, however, on checking them out.

susie_bubble said...

I actually really like the pants....and I think they can be pulled with some panache.... it is diluted CdG but what can you expect...

Naomi said...

everyones postiong about this collection!!! its made me seriously want it!!

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