This month, two of the most anticipated designer-highstreet collab collections have been launched. November 15, the day I've been saving in my agenda for ages since before summer, MMM once again wowed everyone with their unusual, rather surrealist designs for H&M ranging from chain (quite literal) necklaces, neon candy wrap clutches to baggy trousers and structured blazers.
The candy wrap clutches came in silver and hot pink, I really wanted to get the hot pink one... however by the time I made my way to the online store they were all sold out. :(
One thing MMM does really well is play with proportions. They are not afraid to take basic items of clothing and extrude, shrink or layer it in unexpected ways. My personal favorite is this oversized 'boyfriend' blazer coat that is also reminiscent of one of this season's hit pieces, 'the cape'.
Their designs are definitely not for the faint-hearted. You need to a real fashionista to pull these off.
We all know Mr. West over here is a big fan of the designs of MMM. So much that during a recent wardrobe re-vamp, he encouraged Mrs. West-to-be to wear more daring designs - MMM anyone?
Anddd... Of course I was going to get something from the collection, mainly because I've been missing out on the past collabs with Lanvin, Versace, Marni and the recent Anna del Russo accessories collection. But... my main reason is actually to say 'What's that jacket, Margiela?' every time Niggas In Paris comes on. True Story.
Speaking of Mrs. West-to-be, this month The Kardashian Kollection hit Dorothy Perkins across the UK. Ironically, their design aesthetic is the exact opposite of MMM. Think leopard, zebra, monochrome, purple, gold, silver, bling, faux leather, black...
Definitely suits these ladies to glam up.
The collection is said to be 'heavenly' for girls and women with curves... Don't get your hopes up too high though, haven't heard of anyone who looked like Kim in that dress yet. If you want to get a piece from the collection, do try most of the pieces, even those you think you won't look 'good' in. Also remember, these ladies wear full length spanx underneath the bodycon dresses even though they spend hours working out... The word has it they have very flattering jeans if all else fails.
I am a fan of the blazer Kourtney is rocking with the faux leather leggings. I will be purchasing it soon :)
So this month's challenge then becomes... Can you create a look mixing MMM and Kardashian Kollection? I might actually give that a go ;)