ELLE EXCLUSIVE: YOUR CHANCE TO SKIP THE QUEUE HERE!
We’re just 22 days away from the launch of the highly-anticipated H&M x Balmain collection!
For those who love the smorgasbord of rich colours, luxurious fabrics and piles of bling that have become the Balmain aesthetic, you’ll be heartened to know that creative director Olivier Rousteing hasn’t skimped on his go-big-or-go-home approach even as he goes goes high-street. Think short bodycon dresses with decadent embroidery, silk-satin high-waisted harem pants and thigh-high boots.
Our pick? A fully-beaded green mini-dress with a plunging neckline that’s perfect for year-end parties.
Boys get lots of love too. The highlight of the men’s range is its outerwear — there’s a huge variety, from badass leather jackets to smart blazers, that us girls are coveting as well.
Besides apparel, specially made headphones inspired by a Balmain belt will also be available! No preview image for that, but there’s no doubt that it won’t be a simple white pair.
As with any H&M collaboration, you can definitely expect snaking queues overnight and a scramble to grab everything in sight (the high street label’s previous collabs with Alexander Wang and Versace were snapped up within a day).
To make your shopping spree easier, here’s a preview of the key pieces in the collection, so you can bookmark the items you want to get.
The H&M x Balmain collection drops 5 November at H&M Orchard Building and H&M Ion Orchard.