A few details were given about the collection: “It’s very Lanvin. It’s very much our world, our aesthetic,” said Alber Elbaz. “It’s all the pieces we’ve done yesterday and not pieces we will do tomorrow.”
Now while I'm not a huge fan of Lanvin, I don't dislike them either. As I went through the latest collection of Lanvin while writing this post there are a few looks I like and quite a few that I can see being made with H&M quality and cost standards. Now obviously the collection for H&M will not be a complete copy of Lanvin's runway items, but I wouldn't mind having this full length dress in my closet for only a handful of tenners.
I suppose one of the best high street and designer collections I've seen is Uniqlo and Jill Sander, purely because their aesthetics are very similar. H&M, with their many lines and collections are often schizophrenic, with work clothes, teenage clothes and casual all in the same store. And yes, this is how the brand makes money but perhaps one of the reasons the H&M collaborations of the past haven't excited me tremendously is because it all seems a bit half-hearted, not entirely a H&M garment nor one true to the designer either.
Hopefully Elbaz will be true to his word and "recreate" past looks from his most famous collections, so a true piece of Lanvin can be bought at high-street prices.