It’s that time again – H&M collaboration time! This go it’s with mega brand Versace, of skintight dresses and loud colors fame. Donatella famously said a while back that she would never do one, because to mix the high (Versace) with the low (H&M) would "confuse the brand." But money talks I guess - the collection launches November 17. Based on the buzz, it’s going to be BIG. While I do enjoy the direction Donatella (and Christopher Kane) are taking the brand lately, with that sort of nod to the Gianni glory days while still keeping things fresh, I would never say that Versace has been my style. That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate it though – God knows I’d love to hit the town in a 1-shoulder electric orange mini sometimes, but not in this lifetime. The price points are well above H&M’s normal line, with around $249 for the collab’s sparkly mini dresses, but of course, well, WELL below Versace’s price points too. In looking at the ads and pictures that have been released, it does seem that this collab has got mass appeal, originality, design quality and that “keeping up with the Joneses” allure that should make it a sell out collection. (There's even palm frond prints and Greek key trim, making it unmistakably Versace.) And best yet? Graphic print suits for dudes! Check out more photos here - what say you?
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