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The long awaited H&M collaboration with Isabel Marant is 49 days away! Launching Thursday November 14th, so get your elbows sharpened as it’s going to be a fashion scrum. Vogue.com published the first images yesterday of the whole collection of womenswear, menswear, teens and accessories. It’s an exciting thought to get such a coveted designer piece at H&M prices.

I remember literally sitting waiting for the launch of the Lanvin / H&M collaboration in front of my computer screen, refreshing it every minute only to find the fur coat I just had to have was sold out in minutes. It seems unless you are willing to get down to the store and get dirty you’ll definitely miss out. This time round I’m going to do my homework and come home with my prize!

These are the pieces I’m lusting after.


Timeline: H&M’s collaborations to date

Nobody does it better than H&M!

  • March 2007: Madonna’s second collection includes pencil skirts, empire-line dresses in monochrome prints, tailored jackets, city shorts, a beige belted trench coat, cropped leather jackets and a white sequined mini dress.
  • May 2007: Kylie Minogue’s beachwear line called H&M Loves Kylie includes 15 styles with an Australian theme.
  • November 2007: Roberto Cavalli’s one-off range includes a 20-piece menswear collection and 25 pieces for women, including lingerie and accessories.
  • November 2008: Comme des Garcons launches a range into selected UK stores featuring Victoriana ruffle sleeved blouses and mannish spotty blouses.
  • April 2009: Matthew Williamson’s womenswear collection features dresses, tops, all-in-ones and sharp tailoring.
  • May 2009: Matthew Williamson’s collaboration marks the first menswear designer collaboration for H&M.
  • November 2009: Jimmy Choo’s range features more than 40 pieces including clothing, footwear and handbags. Key footwear styles included red patent strappy heels, studded pumps and zebra print sandals.
  • December 2009: Sonia Rykiel produces a lingerie and loungewear range, which went into 1,500 H&M stores.
  • November 2010: Lanvin’s H&M collection is designed in collaboration with Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz. It ranged in price from £7.99 for a lipstick to £199.99 for a black sateen coat with jewelled buttons and detachable fur collar.
  • April 2011: Swedish Hasbeens creates three styles of clogs for the Swedish fashion chain.
  • November 2011: Donatella Versace collaborates with the retailer on a womenswear collection featuring studded leather and colourful prints with the men’s collection focussing on sharp tailoring.
  • December 2011: Trish Summerville, the designer behind the costumes for the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, creates a womenswear collection.
  • January 2012: Donatella Versace launches a fruity cruise collection in January this year.
  • February 2012: David Beckham bodywear range launches in around 1,800 H&M stores in 40 countries worldwide from February 2.
  • March 2012: Marni launches a collection for both men and women that features Marni’s signature block prints and colour.
  • October 2012: Anna Dello Russo launches her outragious accessories range on October 4.
  • November 2012: Maison Martin Margiela teams up with H&M to create a men’s and women’s range of clothing and accessories.
  • March 2013: American popstar Beyonce fronts H&M’s summer campaign, with the singer also having an input in the design of the range.
  • June 2013: French designer Isabel Marant is unveiled as the designer behind the autumn 13 collaboration.


Source: Timeline taken from Drapers,

images from Vogue.com

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