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.
So if you weren't already freaking out about this collection, you have permission to do so now.
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