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The Balmain for H&M Collection is Here! See the Full Lookbook + Vogue.com’s Interview with Olivier Rousteing

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Balmain for H&M Collaboration Collection - Bellanaija - September023If you’ve ever ogled the fab embroidery, skintight tailoring and signature textures that Olivier Rousteing dishes out with every Balmain collection, now you can buy them on a budget!

The long-awaited Balmain for H&M collection is here and it is every #BalmainArmy members dream. With re-imaginings of some of the coveted fashion brand’s classic pieces, like the pearl-embellished dress & the over-sized leather coats, to some new items that they’re sure you will love, the collection is a dream.

Speaking to Vogue.com on his inspiration for the collection, Olivier talked onusing Balmain’s techniques to bring the collection to life, why he created new versions of his popular pieces and more.

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Read excerpts below;

On why he brought Balmain’s elvated techniques into the H&M collaboration collection
The craftsmanship was really important to me in the Balmain x H&M collection. If you collaborate with Balmain, you have to know that there can never be any compromise, and that’s something that H&M understood so well. They really pushed themselves to make it happen, to get that feeling of exclusivity and uniqueness. Embellishment has been part of my work at Balmain from the beginning. The allover beaded dress comes from my very first Balmain collection, so it’s like I’m literally giving to H&M the beginning of my story. There’s something emotional for me about how this dress was born, and now through H&M I’m giving it to the world.

On the new versions of signature Balmain pieces
It’s really exciting for me to think about seeing all the kids who’ve always dreamed of wearing Balmain in this collection. I love my followers on Instagram because they always tell me exactly what they think about my designs. After every show it’s their comments that I care most about. They tell me the pieces they would do anything to wear, and I wanted to make this collection for them. I’m really looking forward to the launch and to sharing this moment with all the #HMBalmaination fans around the world!

To read more from the interview, check out Vogue.com. See the full collection below:

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Image Source: Vogue.com (via H&M)

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

16 Comments

  1. Caligula

    October 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    It’s a tad too costumey. I’ll look like a soldier about to go to war if I wear any of these looks lmfao! These designers should know certain red carpet looks won’t work on us regular gals.

  2. tai omo yoruba nimi

    October 15, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    they’re not bad at all but one thing’s for sure,these pieces will sell out before you say akpororo

  3. Tunde

    October 16, 2015 at 12:03 am

    But there’s nothing H&M about these, no hint at all. They all look like Balmain aesthetics.

    • solape

      October 16, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Its because you know Balmain.
      Since the last 7 years, H&M has been collaborating with unique and artsy designers, and its not always looking like regular H & M, but they try to sell them affordably.

    • S!

      October 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      The idea of HM collaborating with Balmain is to make it more affordable to the masses.
      Every designer collaboration they have done has been relatively cheaper than the designer brands.

  4. me and myself

    October 16, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I don’t like it… that is my own personal opinion. Too metal and too heavy for my comfort.. I am sure others do like it.

  5. Truth

    October 16, 2015 at 3:11 am

    What’s up with the M.C Hammer pants?

  6. suzy

    October 16, 2015 at 7:08 am

    i don’t like to shop at H &M BECOS U FIND THEIR DRESSES EVERY WHERE.BUT WITH THIS I THINK AM SET FOR THE CHRISTMAS

  7. jess

    October 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Nice I like. @caligula, the idea is not to wear all pieces the same time like the Model. Imagine one of those belts on your plain black gown. The top with your regular office pants or the blazerz on jeans, what those jewellery will do to your regular office shirt and skirt.

  8. zee

    October 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Yes to the beaded blazer and red skirt……FINISH

  9. titi

    October 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Am ready to rock all

  10. DengePoseAfrica

    October 16, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I think the H&M × Balmain collabo is awesome.Now quality pieces will be available for anyone to mix and denge pose for ’em with their personal style. Afterall, it’s not mandatory to wear exactly what you see on the model. For more daily fashion inspiration for african prints, be sure to check out and follow our IG page: @dengeposeafrica

  11. yinka

    October 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    And folks, this is what I call fashion!!

  12. lovestruck

    October 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I WANT IT ALL……………………………………………………………. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. lovestruck

    October 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Minus the MC HAMMER pants………… lol

  14. Ady

    October 21, 2015 at 4:13 am

    BN didnt bother to add their prices..some dresses here r priced from $500 upwards..you might as well shop at net-a-porter…

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