The Greatest Hits of Versace for H&M
Versace's collaboration with H&M goes back to the eighties. Now updated with more photos!
Sharpen your elbows and gird your loins. Back in 2008, Donatella told Stefano Tonchi that it wasn't going to happen: "I worked very hard to put Versace in the luxury segment and I didn't want to confuse the brands." But Donatella backtracked, the Versace for H&M collaboration was announced and, ever since, frothing Versace fans have been waiting eagerly for the release of the collection.
Well, Donatella has plundered the archives and cranked out a collection of the label's greatest hits, reviving the best of Versace from the eighties. The limited-edition collection is inspired by her late and great older brother Gianni and captures his signature style. Leather shifts are studded, silk minis are in neon brights, lashings of leopard are on top of tropical tones and, of course, that iconic Greek border motif is included. It's classic Versace through and through, but with an H&M designer-collaboration price-point (though, undoubtedly, some enterprising eBayer will be hocking the wares online with a hiked-up starting price).
Did I mention that not only will there be menswear and womenswear including shoes, hats, bags and belts, but also a capsule home collection of two cushions and a bedspread? The collection will be available on 19 November. Hands up - who's going to be camping out?
14/10/11 Edit: More images of Versace for H&M have appeared online:
Words: Christel Escosa