Get ready for your breath to be stolen! All the looks from the H&M x Balmain collection have landed and they are absolutely breathtaking. There's lot of black, gold, jewel tones, embroidery, and high fashion looks, translated effectively and beautifully at mass retail.That's not always easy to achieve, but the utterly fabulous H&M x Balmain range certainly manages by the looks of the complete lookbook.
The excitement and anticipation for this collabo has been burning at a dangerous, fevered pitch. If you recall, the thrill was much the same for last November's H&M x Alexander Wang collabo. H&M really goes after the hottest and trendiest designers for its fashion mashups.
Now we can finally get a look at the pieces in all of their styled glory. Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn teased H&M x Balmain pieces earlier this summer, wearing them while walking the Billboard Music Awards red carpet with Balmain's Olivier Rousteing.
Like the Wang for H&M range, Balmain for H&M has a unified point of view. The collection drops November 5 and should fly off the racks in record time.
Here are the 20 looks from the lookbook. There's texture and tons of detail.
This emerald green top has the deepest, sexiest V neck. It looks expensive. I mean, it is the color of money.
Pantsuits are so in right now. Look at all the detailing and the pattern.
You can't go wrong with jewel tones and black.
This looks like a gemstone translated into pencil frock. Like whoa.
The silhouettes have structure and shape, even when a little bit billowy.
These pants have volume and shine and are balanced by the fitted blazers.
This screams "Balmain" and it's right for work or play.
Yes, these two silhouettes have an '80s vibe, but it's a glorious '80s vibe.
The boxy cut and the embroidering are crazy fierce. Black and gold is another perfect pairing.
As you can see, these pieces are all about strong, bold details.
This skirt and top are about as high fashion as it gets.
Stripes and color-blocking are always in.
Another glamsual look that feels more expensive than it is!
So many combos and possibilities!
This LBD gets taken up 20 notches with all that gold hardware.
It is leather weather season!
This coat makes a statement. Are you guys paying attention to all the detailing? That's what makes these clothes look off-the-runway.
If you hate cold weather and having to wear coats, this might change your mind. It's the ultimate in winter chic! Again, the detailing, like the buttons, elevates the piece.
Texture and depth — that's what all these clothes have.
The pants are super roomy, but the satin fabric makes them so chic.
I'm blown away. The geometric patterns, the reliance on my favorite color black, and the high fashion shapes and styling pretty much guarantee that this collection with be one for the ages.
Expect sellouts and having to scour eBay to find the pieces you covet.
Images: Courtesy of H&M (20)