Isabel Marant

H&M Celebrates 10 Years Of Collaborations

Wow! Can you believe it’s been 10 years and 14 collaborations for H&M already! I mean, I remember only becoming an H&M fan since about 2007 and only following the collaborations since 2010 when a Lanvin was announced as the new designer to collaborate. Looking back at the first collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld had me feeling like I was living under a rock at the time.

The collaborations has become so popular that it’s considered one of the top most anticipated announcements in fashion today. Many rumours are usually started to guess who the next designer will be; then you have insiders who leak the news ahead of the official announcements and of course the tease here and there from the designers themselves. Once that announcement is made, its immediate countdown until the collections hits stores for fans. H&M has done something so unique in the fashion world that has never been done before. They have given fans of high end luxury brands the opportunity to afford these designer pieces. Retailers have sure caught on as you can see with Target’s success down this path, having collaborated with popular brands themselves. We’ve seen them collaborate with Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim and most recently TOMS.

Some of my favourite collaborations included Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant and the upcoming Alexander Wang. It will be interesting to see who the next designer will be, but I’m crossing my fingers for Celine.

Take a trip down memory lane and you may be surprised to see who the past designers were, see all 14 H&M collaborations to date below.

 

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Karl Lagerfeld 2004

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Stella McCartney 2005

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Viktor & Rolf 2006

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Roberto Cavalli 2007

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Commes des Garcons 2008

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Matthew Williamson 2009

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Jimmy Choo 2009

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Lanvin 2010

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Sonia Rykeil 2010

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Versace 2011

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Marni 2012

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Maison Martin Margiela 2012

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Isabel Marant 2013

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Alexander Wang November 6, 2014

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Leather Love

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This is such a relaxed look for me, perfect for the weekend. This is a look I would wear to an outdoor festival, concert or BBQ. Even though this look is head-to-toe neutral, I mixed it up with using different fabrics. In this look Im wearing a satin blazer, jersey knit t-shirt, leather shorts and wedge sneakers. What I love about jersey knit tees is that you can easily knot it to give your basic tee some excitement. A little secret, these leather shorts are actually leather trousers I cut into shorts. I didnt have leather shorts so I thought why not, its summer, you can never have enough shorts. The blazer was something I added last minute to this look, to kind of dress it up a bit. On the flip side, I then dressed it back down by tying it around my waist. Topped off the look with wedge sneakers; leather shorts and wedge sneakers just go well together. I love the versatility of this look.

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Jersey T-shirt, Urban Outfitters; Similar H&M

Leather Shorts (vintage); Value Village

Blazer (oldie) Costa Blanca; Similar, Topshop

Wedge Sneakers (similar), Ardene

Shop some more of my favorite pieces to get this look below!

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