First, there was the collab with Comme des Garcons,
Now H&M collides with Matthew Williamson to give us slurp-worthy eye candy!
The collection was released yesterday, 23 April 2009. And the blow-by-blow account of sales at the Eaton Centre outlet by thestar.com is hilarious!
“4.30 am: … They are shopping for the daughter, her instructions: “Whatever you can get.”
9.25 am: Stephen Thompson, owner of a construction company, is shopping on his wife’s behalf. No one tells him he is too far back in the line. No one tells him it is hopeless.
10.00 am: People grab merchandise indiscriminately – by the armloads.
10.02 am: Two minutes after opening, the cash registers ring in the first item of the day. Seconds later the racks are bare.
10.03 am: Things get physical. The shouter pulls the pregnant woman’s hair before storming off. Pregnant woman shouts: “Oh no, you did not just pull my hair!” Hair puller responds: “Well, you scratched me first.” I edge toward the security guard.
10.09 am: A group of women are found huddled in the menswear department, bartering their pile of items.
10.30 am: Staff paste a sign on the store’s window announcing part two of the Matthew Williamson collection will hit stores May 14.”
For the full article, click here.
Peacocks and butterflies are the obvious sources of inspiration. The explosion of colour, peacock feather motifs and butterfly prints are obvious hints.
Silk, seems to be a fitting fabric of choice, enhancing the brilliantly psychedelic colour palette chosen by designer, Matthew Williamson.
My personal favs from this exclusive capsule collection include:
Silk Print Dress, HKD $2990. (S$580)
Cropped Sleeve Leather Jacket, HKD $1990. (S$380)
Silk mix electric blue suit. Blazer, HKD $990 (S$190). Pant, HKD $699 (S$135).
Although I am not sure what occasion, I’d wear it to.. I like it a lot!
Sequin Dress, HKD $1490 (S$290). Studded belt, HKD $ 399 (S$80).
I like this dress and belt combo best!! I’d wear it everyday. (or at least till it starts to smell 😀 hehes.)
(All Singapore Dollar conversions from the listed Hong Kong Dollar prices are based on estimates provided by this website.)
Since, I’m not in Hong Kong (or physically near any other H&M outlet) and that the collection is probably also sold out and culminated with the fact that I have a serious wallet deficit after my Aldo splurge, these items all fall very nicely into my imaginary closet.
Paid for with my imaginary money. *sigh*.
Click here to view the full collection.