61 posts tagged "H&M"
Brace yourselves, shoppers: H&M is opening a new 7,000-square-foot megastore in Times Square. The retail complex—which will offer super-late hours of operation (Monday through Sunday until 1 a.m.), a virtual catwalk that projects images of customers onto exterior screens, interactive mannequins, the Isabel Marant collection, and a 53-foot glitter wall—is set to be christened by Lady Gaga during its ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:01 on Thursday morning. Unsurprisingly, H&M’s new digs will sell the pop star’s latest album. Because if there’s one thing we need more than a massive glitter wall, it’s another reminder to buy Artpop.
Christy Turlington is having quite a year. After nabbing a Harper’s Bazaar cover and starring in campaigns for Prada, Jason Wu, and Calvin Klein Underwear, the 44-year-old super is now featured in H&M’s holiday ads. Turlington (who, in all her spare time, ran the New York Marathon yesterday), poses alongside Doutzen Kroes, Liu Wen, and Cora Emmanuel in the snaps. Needless to say, trimming the tree has never looked so good.
Girls. Or at least that’s what Forbes‘ latest report suggests…about the modeling world. While 2013′s top-earning female super—Gisele Bündchen (who else?)—raked in a cool $42 million between September 2012 and September 2013, the world’s most money-making male model, Sean O’Pry (of Versace, H&M, Kenzo, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Spicebomb campaign fame) made only $1.5M in the same timeframe. Not that we’re terribly surprised—Beyoncé’s rarely wrong.
Label: H&M, designed by Ann-Sofie Johansson
Need to Know: H&M’s been upping its cool quotient lately, what with last season’s Paris runway blowout (the collection from which hits stores today) and its recent Meatpacking pop-up. This aim to cater to urban girls in the know (and those who covet their style) continues for Spring ’14 with a collection that fused rock ’n’ roll bohemia, Moroccan exoticism, and a splash of astrology. At the retailer’s New York showroom yesterday, designer Ann-Sofie Johansson presented us with everything from stretch-suede skinny pants in black and dusty rose to abstracted zebra-print jeans and T-shirts to a sheer chiffon top with a zodiac motif.
One couldn’t help but see glimmers of (Yves) Saint Laurent—then and now—in the witchy floor-length navy chiffon caftan, accented with matching tassels, slim leather trousers, a ruffled black lace blouse, and pointed croc-stamped boots. Long, tailored blazers will undoubtedly flatter the figure, and a denim tunic shown with baby-blue suede loafers (it could also, as Johansson suggested, be worn with the collection’s flat over-the-knee faux-suede boots) looked easy and playful with a pair of black hot pants. Embroidery was a standout detail, appearing on the back of a black denim jacket, as well as on a range of velvet pouches, and a fringed top (or dress, for the daring) will appeal to cosmopolitan party girls. Delicate jewelry with moon and star motifs, as well as metal-embellished leather belts, rounded out Johansson’s Spring vision.
She Says: “The Spring girl is the same girl that we thought of when we had our show in Paris in February. She loves to mix it up, and she wants to dress really effortlessly. She has a bohemian feeling, and she wants to look a little bit like a tomboy.”
Where to find it: H&M
Move over, Cara. Fashion just got another set of supermodel pipes. Gisele Bündchen lends her voice to H&M’s fall campaign, covering The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night.” The Telegraph reports that for every track purchased on iTunes, H&M will make a donation to UNICEF. It’s nice to see the world’s highest-paid supermodel supporting a cause. Touchdown, Mrs. Brady.