To be pretty frank I missed this collection a bit even though I spent some time on H&M website (hunting down those jeans). Anyway, I don’t really mind it because although it was(?) a nice collection it’s just not worth the fuss for me.
But lets see first what’s this and what they had:
As H&M described it on their site it was collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris to celebrate the new H&M Conscious Exclusive collection. This beautiful new range has been inspired by the archives of the museum, and would be launched on Thursday 7th April to coincide with the opening of the hotly anticipated exhibition, Fashion forward – Three centuries of fashion.
Some of the dresses. They’re indeed magical but they have also a pretty hefty price tag too.
Pretty fancy, ha? To bad they had been sold out before everybody (eg. me) could get the chance to check them out. Yeah, I can get it it’s a truly beautiful collection and the idea (both the inspiration and sustainability) is super nice as well but what the heck can I do with it? Short answer is nothing.
As I said the whole collection is gone by now and I don’t now whether the items would be available once more but I’m sure that they’ll disappear as soon as they hit the platform. Moreover, I’m pretty sure too that not only fashion lovers/victims were (and will be) responsible for it. I’d bet that some of the items is already for sale on the internet with triple of the original price of course. To be honest it doesn’t really bother me as I’m fine without these things but I feel for those who are not.
There were some things which I could imagine for myself too.
And again you know how much I can appreciate everything sustainable and nice (especially clothes) but if nobody (or just some of the people) can get it than what’s the point? It makes more annoyance in most of the people than the whole collection is worth. And this is worse with every special or designer collaboration. I saw videos about people fighting over clothes and lot of report about women who were scared because of the crowd and their rather primitive behaviour.
I know about myself I wouldn’t even go to the stores on these days and makes me wondering why other people do. Ok, as I said, I get the profiteers. I’m totally against it but why wouldn’t they do it if they can – after all H&M can’t/won’t do a thing about it and when there is demand on the net.
These are definitely not for me but they look fancy for sure.
I can’t get those however, who really like these things so much that they’re ready to experience the horror or in better case the annoyance. But ok, everyone has a hobby if theirs is this, then let it be, who am I to judge them?
What makes me wondering though, that’s H&M itself as I don’t think it’s a good thing for the long term. I don’t have to go far I remember pretty clear the hype about Mansur Gavriel bags. Everybody wanted them (me too) but as they restocked them so they disappeared in the very same moment. Every. Single. Time. What made a lot of annoyance and more and more people (like me) say it’s just not worth it. However, their prices (which was pretty good) are still rising what makes it clear that there’s still demand for them.
So the question is why would H&M (a profit oriented brand in the end of the day) do anything about it if people are still willing to go crazy about every special collection?
Could you buy something or are you waiting for the next chance?
Photos via hm.com