I was going to choose just 3 pieces out of the H&M x Balmain lookbook, until I realized I’ve waited for this collection all my life – namely a collaboration that could grant me easy access to Balmain’s exquisite clothes. I love this fashion house, especially since Olivier Rousteing took the creative chair.
The beading, baroque style, oversized shoulders, sharp blazers, geometrical patterns and armor-like tops are breathtakingly beautiful. I love the edginess in every piece, the intricate patterns, I respect the craftsmanship and believe that I can recognise a Balmain anywhere.
So, of course I’m counting down the days to the release of the collection, November 5, when I’m going to add to my wardrobe:
This black/gold/silver velvet dress of baroque inspiration