Sunday 11 November 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M: My top 5 items

Truth is, as much as I try to steer away from covering big high street brands and international designer names on his blog there is always one category which still interests me and feel it’s worth covering; that is the H&M Designer collaborations (check out my Versace coverage here and here and Marni coverage here and here).

Reason is, well it looks like it’s only getting better and better and with some (but not all) of the pieces it produced, it is well worth the wait if you are a fan of the collaborating designer but can’t afford the real deal.

This season’s collaboration has to be one of the edgiest so far. As much as I’d love to pretend that Maison Martin Margiela (MMM) is a household name, well it is not. However, it is definitely one which is high on the radar of any fully fledged fashionista (or fashionisto as it proves very popular with men!) for its avant-garde edge and deconstructed cuts which is more likely to work in editorial shoot than on the average everyday pavements.

Personally, I love Maison Martin Margiela! It is fresh, inspirational and creative but I have to admit it would probably be on the list of those coveted labels which I admire in magazines but cannot see myself pulling off.

Surprisingly though, the MMM pieces for H&M do break this rule and I found myself (despite trying to resist it!) coveting some of the items which I would totally see myself in.

My kinda style! Love this look from head to toe...

Love this look but don't think can pull it off so left it off my list...

As for the price range, these pieces come on the higher scale than that of the H&M Marni ones for example but looking at them and the material and work involved, it is a fair price to pay especially that are directly inspired from iconic MMM pieces of previous seasons - which proved classic - so you’re more likely to love them forever.

I haven’t seen the pieces up-close yet but when I do this Thursday (Nov 15) – yup I’ll be queuing like before – I will be able to judge better and bring you first hand coverage on what sold out and what not. So watch this space!!!

As for now, here’s my top 5 items to buy from this H&M collaboration (sorry guys, this time it’s all women stuff ;-))

Silk scarves top S$249
This top would be right at home in my closet! It is silk, colourful and has that kimono feel which I totally love. I think it would look great teamed with more fitted bottoms which end at the waistline leaving a tiny bit of abs on show.

Invisible wedge leather pumps S$399
My favourite item of all are these pumps which I will be fist fighting to get my hands on! I rarely do wedges but these are the coolest I’ve seen in a long time and would probably be more comfortable than my stilettos, yet as gorgeous. I prefer the bright red pair but seriously any colour would do!

Fusion of 2 dresses S$199
Love this dress which as it implies, will make you look like you’re wearing 2 different dresses, one on each side. It’s a great and more interesting alternative to a classic LBD and saves your dilemma on whether to go long or short ;-)

Red Hitched up dress S$299
I love the sense of drama in this dress and the bloody red colour which would be perfect as a holiday dress. Yup, this year forget the figure hugging Versace’s and Herve’s and why not go for something a little more fashion-forward and screams ‘I’m a fashionista!’.

Pattern Cut suede jacket S$399
Little leather jackets are a favourites of mine and despite the fact I do not have a chance to wear them often in this warm weather, I take every opportunity abroad to team them with almost everything. I love this biker jacket in suede which looks classic with a twist. This is a piece you would cherish forever and will never go out of style, making every penny you pay for it, worth it!