dress / earrings / jacket / shoes all H&M Conscious Exclusive 2016
The same as Julia’s Restoin Roitfeld, the face of this H&M Conscious Campaign, my favourite piece from the collection is the mini asymmetric dress that was inspired by a painting by Gustave Moreau. It is awesome mix of a conscious, sustainable fabric and an old painting. And I couldn’t agree more that these sustainable clothes look very red carpet. As well as I fell in love constantly with these gorgeous earrings and as I found out that they are made from Denimite − a material made out of recycled worn-out denim, which H&M is the first fashion company to use. I think it is so great that you can get something so beautiful and and conscious.
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The H&M design team has delved into the museum’s collections of archival fashions in order to pick up key pieces from the last three centuries of haute couture. The result is a contemporary and artistic collection that is soulful, progressive, conscious and truly unique. The collection will be available in approximately 180 stores worldwide and online from April 7.
“Working with innovative sustainable materials and ornate embellishment, the collection is a layering of references, shapes and textures topped off by intensely decorative accessories and deco-inspired bijoux,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.
The fluid and easy silhouette revolves around languid dresses, arty kaftans and sculpted skirts. Prints add a dash of surprise, turning dresses into trompe l’oeil paintings or sculptures. A long ball gown with a deep neckline features a marble draping print; a liquid dress is adorned with a slice of Botticelli’s Three Graces. Short dresses and painter blouses ooze nonchalant sophistication, creating an electric and eclectic short-circuit between present and past.
Materials include organic silk, hemp, recycled linen and Tencel® blends as well as new innovative materials such as beads and rhinestones made from recycled glass and Denimite − a material made out of recycled worn-out denim, which H&M is the first fashion company to use.
Also new for this season’s launch of Conscious Exclusive are three wedding dresses − a feast of lightness and embellishment materialised in dreamy, draped lines, for the bride wanting to be as beautifully dressed as she is conscious.
H&M will be the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming exhibition “Fashion Forward – 300 years of Fashion” at Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Pamela Golbin is the Chief Curator of the exhibition.
COLLABORATION / H&M
PHOTOGRAPHY / by NATALIE BEREZINA
STYLE / CONCEPT / MAKE UP / by LIGA ZEMTURE