So I did join the Balmain Army, hashtag HMBALMAINATION, with a few pieces from the coveted Balmain for H&M collection.
I missed the key pieces like gold and black beaded velvet dress with pearls, a complete head turner and definitely the one which flew off the hangers the moment the collection came out for sale.
I never got my hands on the Balmain X H&M soft leather, black jacket with the golden buttons but I am not complaining.
The velvet green dress, the black and green fur coat, the suede leather pants and the iconic extra high over the knee boots will be a part of my winter wardrobe.
Creative Director of Balmain, the 29-year-old Frenchman Olivier Rousteing said to Instyle that he himself used to wait in line for hours to score the retailer’s designer capsules as a teen. “I really was an H&M kid, always waiting for the next collaboration”.
OMG! I am too old for that, but, having said that I might have waited if I was not invited at the pre-launch party.
Among the fashion editors favorite pieces was the faux fur green jacket. It runs big to size in case want to buy it on Ebay or Vestiaire Collective but all garments are more than double the original price.
Motor-style leather Balmain X H&M pants (sold out) You can find the Balmain black one at Net-a-Porter.
SHOP BALMAIN FOR H&M
A few leather Balmain for H&M pants are available in the USA H and M store. Also, there are some pieces inspired by the collection like the burgundy faux fur coat below.
You can now find new with tags Balmain for H&M garments on Vestiaire Collective. The prices, obviously, are much higher but each garment is still worth more than that. The collection was more Balmain than HM regarding the quality of the materials used and the finishings of all the clothes.
Have a lovely Day!!!