Lanvin for H&M lookbook: what do you think?

OK, who wants to kick off the betting on how much the yellow dress will be selling for on eBay a few days after the Lanvin for H&M drop on November 23rd? The ticket price is £99.99, but we reckon it – and many more of these pieces – will sell for much more than that, which kind of defeats the purpose of a designer/high street collaboration, but that’s always been the way of it, hasn’t it?

You were distinctly underwhelmed when we brought you news of the forthcoming Lanvin for H&M collection, so we’re wondering if this quick look at some of the collection will change your mind at all? We actually like this much more than we’d expected to, especially the party dresses, which manage to retain the true Lanvin style, despite the lower (although not exactly “low” price points). Our reservations, as with all of these collections, are that:

1. Because it’ll only be available in selected stores, some of us have no change at all of ever getting our hands on any of it, making it as unattainable as REAL Lanvin

2. Having to stand in line for hours and fight over the H&M dress racks doesn’t really appeal, nor does the slight “fashion victim” stigma that lines like this inevitably carry.

All of that said, though, if some of those dresses were to find their way to the police HQ, as if by magic, we wouldn’t be in any rush to kick them back out again. Especially not the yellow one. That’s just crazy talk.

Tell us, though, readers: what do you think of the collection? Will you be queuing up to buy it on the 23rd?


  • November 3, 2010


    Well, I don’t think I’ll have to queue up for these clothes, as none of them really impress me. Some of them are pretty (the yellow dress, the black ruffle dress), but nothing I haven’t seen before, while some others (the pink dress and the red/orange one) even look cheap and have a weird fit and/or ugly colour.
    All in all there is nothing there that I would instantly recognize if I saw somebody wearing it.
    Yep, “underwhelmed” pretty much nails it. 🙂

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  • November 3, 2010


    Me thinking of buying some and then sell on ebay)))

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    • November 3, 2010


      That’s probably not a bad idea. You just know that will always be people wanting to buy those, how ever underwhelmed WE might be…

      I actually really like the yellow dress, but like Moni said, nothing I haven’t seen before or wouldn’t be able to find somewhere else (maybe even for a better price).

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  • November 4, 2010


    Remember Karl Lagerfeld for H&M? Yeah-this is bullshit

    Nobody really has a chance of getting any of this stuff, so why bother obsessing over it? I’ll stick to Target’s designer lines-they’re more frequent and a lot more available than H&M’s stuff

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  • November 23, 2010


    I live in Geneva, Switzerland and I managed to get in at 10:25 today, after having gotten my bracelet at 8:00. There were personal assistants escorting us around the collection (to avoid the catfights) and I managed to get my hands on a couple of the dresses. The only downside: the price in CHF is much much higher than the equivalent of £99 for the same item using today’s exchange rates…c’est la vie…

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