You've seen it on Gigi hadid and Kendall Jenner. Now it's finally time for us to reveal the full collection of the Balmain x H&M collection (with prices AND real-life photos!) Surprisingly, you've actually got quite a lot of pieces under $1,000HKD. Read on and start prepping for another chaotic day at H&M on November 5th.
The collaborations of H&M and designer brands never disappoint and this time its collection with Balmain is no exception. Even though many of them are quite frankly show pieces with bombing embellishments and details, they would be your perfect go-to for more formal occasions.
Dress me up
The dresses of course are the highlight of this collection - think elegant 3D lace prints, pearls and beads, as well as a whole lot of shimmer and shine. Bag these now and you'll be thanking yourself come the next Christmas ball or New Year's Eve party.
Cover me up
You can never have enough jackets, and we are seeing a lot of blazers in various lengths that will be a fantastic way to glam out any ol' outfit. Jackets are also a fantastic way to add a touch of masculinity to a cocktail dress, or to dress up a casual look.
Top it up
The tops in this collection are all eye-catchers that can carry an outfit on their own. We are especially smitten with the mustard yellow top that already has a statement necklace attached. Transition from summer to fall effortlessly by layering on a solid colour long blazer. If there's one thing you MUST get your hands on, it's the Balmain HONG KONG t-shirt that'll surely be a collector's item down the road.
Thankfully, the skirts and pants of this collection are mostly staples which can be matched with probably anyone's wardrobe. We continue to see flowy pants, but with the twist of striking lace prints on velvet which makes it so much more suited for cooler weathers. Of course, skinny jeans never go out of style, so you can stock up on these in preparation for seasons to come.
Get laced up
The shoes are SO much more gorgeous in person. The thigh-high boots are a must-have, carried from the previous year, and this pair is a stunner. If you're less into heels then the short boots will quickly become your daily go-to. The silver clutch is of course the talk of the town even during the media preview, so if you need a good statement bag then look no further.
Bling me up
If you're just looking to collect a few items from this collection, then the accessories are a good bet. Apart from the obvious choice of chunky belts (are these making a comeback already....), we are also loving the skinny belt and sunglasses, which are a steal.
The product photos look amazing, duh. But what about in real life? Scroll on for more photos we snapped at the media preview and judge for yourself the quality of this collection.
The Balmain x H&M collection will be available on 5/11 in H&M Causeway Bay, Langham Place Mongkok, Canton Road TST, and Elements.