H&M + Balmain Collection

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For shoppers in The Hague, Thursday 5th November will be an exciting day. Not only will Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) be opening its new flagship store in the historic building which previously housed iconic Dutch department store Maison de Bonneterie, but it will also begin selling the Balmain for H&M capsule collection.

For anyone not aware, H&M has partnered with many designers and celebrities over the years to offer these limited-availability collections, designed exclusively for H&M with distribution only available through the chain’s brick-and-mortar stores and its online webshop. These collaborations began more than a decade ago; the first was with German designer Karl Lagerfeld in 2004. Since then, capsule collections have been designed by the likes of Stella McCartney (2005), Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf (2006), Versace (2011), Isabel Marant (2013) and Alexander Wang (2014).

Balmain is a luxury brand sold around the world. The first House of Balmain collection was shown in 1945 by the then 31 year-old French couturier Pierre Balmain. His designs were described as effortless and refined but still opulent. Since his death in 1982, the fashion house has had several head designers, including Oscar de la Renta (1993-2002). Balmain fashions are currently under the direction of Olivier Rousteing (since 2011).

Below are some pieces from the Fall 2015 Balmain collection.

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The Balmain Collection womens items featured above can be found at…

BROWNS LONDON    STYLEBOP    SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

The Balmain Collection for men (not pictured) can be seen at…

NORDSTROM    SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

 

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