Our West Coast compatriots at Racked LA just attended a press preview for the Comme des Garcons for H&M collection that's set to hit stores November 13th, and have posted a fantastic gallery of the looks. From their review, it seems like the line will be an unequivocal success:
The quality and tailoring is spectacular and precise. The $350 ruffled, pin-striped dress raised eyebrows—and this particular piece wouldn't be for us—but the price points overall seem fair. To spend $299 for a well-made, fashion-forward men's suit, a soft gray plaid done on the diagonal with one line of white stitching, is not a bad deal at all.
The women's deconstructed jackets, off-kilter with exposed seams, translate very well and are not as kookie as you might think. The ballerina dress with cut-out back is extremely elegant. And Pansy Tolou, who's the contact for the H&M LA Showroom, was wearing the harem pants with one of the deconstructed jackets and killer heels and looked incredibly chic.