Thursday, 23 October 2008

"comme des garcons x H&M" collaboration

the preview pics were long on the web, but today marks the official pics release of the highly anticipated "comme des garcons x H&M" collaboration. previous designers alumni for H&M include karl lagerfeld, stella "why no menswear?!" mccartney, viktor & rolf and roberto "why did H&M chose him??" cavalli.

to be very honest, i am rather lukewarm to this collection. not particularly a big fan of comme des garcons but i am somehow drawn in by the hype. i even applied for 2 tickets to the special pre-sale and preview party (free champers and canapes, why not?!). anyway, here is a small selection of the menswear collection that i rather like, all prices in GBP:

my favourite piece from the collection, loving the white stitching around the button holes

l00o00ving the deconstructed shirt!!! i need!

classic plain shirts in a myriad of colors

loving the shoes!

looking like the cdg wallets they do every season, but this one retails for £39.99

cdg itself released a string of highly unusual yet covetable fragrance range. this one with H&M retails for 19.99


good news: official launch of the collection is thursday 13th november. i have 2 tickets to the special (ok still in the mail...) preview party on the night before, and guests can start buying then! the tickets also allow us 25% off storewide, on non cdg items of course!

bad news: i cannot be there! *b00o00*. i was just informed that i would be going on a business trip for 3 weeks starting 1st november! (what credit crunch??)

huuhhhuh. but i did promise my friends to give them the tickets in return they help me get some stuff! now comes the hardest part. what should i get....


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14 comments:

  1. CdG isn't really my style, but im loving the deconstructed and polkadot shirts.

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  2. Go get all the items you posted... hehehe But if you have to choose, get the deconstructed shirt and trench coat with white buttonhole. These are timeless pieces with a twist!....C.

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  3. too bad you cant be at the pre-launch party :(
    Where do you go for 3 weeks ? ... maybe you will be able to spot a local H&M there ?

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  4. how does one "apply" for preview tickets???

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  5. dd: yea that's the thing, i am not really into cdg but felt i am missing out if i didn't!

    cocoy: i love the trench, might just ask my friend to get one

    msa: am going away to a place far far away with no H&M *booooo*

    kiks: there was a link at vogue.com previously where one can apply for tics. i got notified that i will get 2 but i still haven't received any! maybe i'm counting my eggs before they're hatched!

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  6. fantastic blog !! lovin your vision

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  7. in the UK or internationally?

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  8. Hi Jospeh, lucky you...you at least have H&M near where you are and friends who can get you the great looking stuff! Why isn't this collection launched when I was there! Grrr.....

    I love the deconstructed shirt. Perfecto!

    Happy Biz trip!

    Kevin

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  9. kiks: vogue uk, but don't think they have the link anymore...

    kev: fly to HK :P
    dammit can't believe i am missing out bahhh

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  10. Thanks for ruining my economy. That trench coat looks hot. Now I feel forced to buy it. Let's hope that it doesn't fit me when I try it out of thursday because then I can save some money.

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  11. The menswear looks so much better than the womenswear. I love that deconstructed shirt, and the trench reminds me of a Dior one a guy I know paid A LOT more for.

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  12. I needed to have the deconstructed shirt - and now i have three of them.
    You are GUILTY!
    First i wanted to know how it is made then i fell in love with it.
    Totally sold out in germany...

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  13. anon: you have 3??!! i am jealous, i totally missed out because i am still on a business trip and there's no H&M here :(

    you have a spare size M to sell at non inflated prices? :P

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  14. Oh i have bought three in size L for me (and it fits as a size L)and i have only one in size M.
    If you are interested mail me (sssempf@web.de).
    I can open an auction on british ebay or you can pay by paypal without ebay - you decide.
    It is the blue one (not the dark blue or black) deconstructed shirt.
    As i said: You are guilty!

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what's he wearing?