After months of teasers and sneak peaks, the much anticipated collaboration between H&M and Balmain was finally unveiled last week, ahead of its November 5 release. Following in the footsteps of Versace, Maison Martin Margiela and more recently Alexander Wang, Balmain is the latest designer collaboration from H&M, continuing to bring high-fashion design to the high street.
The collection is made up of over 100 items, with military-inspired leather jackets, rhinestone blazers, and a jumpsuit headlining the selection for men. Whilst the collection is heavy on statement pieces, embroidery and gold detail, the range also features a smart military coat, tapered drop-crotch joggers, a biker-inspired hooded sweatshirt and a number of short and long sleeve shirts to cater for those looking for those more simple autumn-ready looks.
I tend to lean towards the latter, preferring more simple styles, avoiding detail and patterns where I can. With that in mind I have put together my favourite items from the collection for you. I have gone for the long double breasted coat, classic logo tee, hooded sweater and black jeans with zip details, with the hope of snagging one or two pieces on release day.
Whatever you choose, you’ll have to be quick if past collaborations are anything to go by. Prices start at around £30 for a tee and will be available from hm.com come 5th November.
What are your favourite pieces from the collection? Will you be joining the #BalmainNation?
View the full H&M x BALMAIN FASHION RUNWAY SHOW below: