November 2, 2010

Lanvin For H&M Press Day

Posted by Catherine Kallon

Today I attended the Lanvin for H&M press day in London.

The collection goes on sale in 3 weeks time, which is just enough time to save for the most anticipated fashion event of the year.

Alber Elbaz said in his interview that, “This is not about a dress for less, it’s more about bringing Lanvin to a wider audience.”

This was evident as the fabrics have the same high quality as the pieces in Lanvin boutiques.

Whilst mentally putting together my wish list, I noticed that many pieces looked familiar.

Lanvin lovers will see hints of past Lanvin’s Fall 2008, Resort 2009, Spring 2009 and Resort 2010 collections.

The H&M showroom presented strapless, asymmetrical, colourful, tulle, silk, puffy sleeved, one-sleeved dresses alongside graphic t-shirts, faux fur coats, jackets and vests, skirts, trench coats and blazers.

Accessories included canvas graphic bags, shoes with embellished heels and ribbon details, leopard print and floral clutches accented with red pom poms, belts, necklaces, earrings, leather gloves, tights, lipstick and sunglasses.

The Lanvin for H&M collection goes on sale November 23, and as much as I want to keep this so myself to ensure I get my favourite pieces, the collection will also be available to purchase online at at 7am GMT.

The full look book is below. Click on your favourite looks to see the price lists.

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54 Responses to Lanvin For H&M Press Day

  1. Alexandra November 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Do you think there will be a limit on how much you can buy? Or can you buy as much as you can carry?!!

  2. amna November 8, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    the lanvin for h&m collection in particular??? i am in edmonton,canada

  3. amna November 7, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    can i purchase this collection online??? i am dying to get my hands on it but i am not sure if all h&m stores will carry it =(

    • Fashion Critic November 7, 2010 at 10:24 am #

      yes will be able to. go to the hm website they have an online store

  4. Hana November 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Hello, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful information with us all! Can you, please, tell me, what materials are the clothes made of? I’m really dying to know since Alber Elbaz said in one of the videos that the fabrics that H&M chose were really high-quality. I hope a dress for 200 USD won’t be made of viscose. 🙁 If you could tell me more on this subject, I’d be very happy. Also thank you for your lovely site, I always enjoy your posts! Love xx Hana

    • Fashion Critic November 4, 2010 at 8:39 am #

      Hi Hana, none of the piece I saw were made of viscose.

      I’m sure you’ll be very surprised at the quality of this collection. xx

  5. Tania November 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Love the yellow dress and face t-shirt. If they do size 8 shoes I might get a pair, hopefully that’s all the damage I’ll do to my card!

    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

      I’m a size 8 too.

      The Jimmy Choo for H&M shoes only went up to a size 7 so, this time I’m concentrating on the clothes

  6. Shawna November 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    I love the collection! Will the H&M site be e-commerce by the time this rolls out. I always end up missing these collaborations because I can’t make it to the store 🙁

    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

      Yes it will be 🙂

  7. Sophie/Alerte à Liège November 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    It was the press day all around the world at the same time… Funny! I went to Brussels, it was cool! I think you’re so right in your article!

    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm #


      Yes I think so. Many other bloggers from around the world have posted their pics too.

  8. Miss V November 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Hi FC, the dresses are quite pretty and very reminiscent of their paris collection. However, I was expecting so much more and to be honest I am not that hugely impressed. I hoped to see a camel coat. I feel the mens collection is much stronger.

    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

      for me it exceeded my expectations

  9. Emi November 3, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Let me say that it’s really not democratic that I cannot shop-online from Italy. The only store where you can buy Lanvin for HM is in Milan, I should leave at 4 a.m. to get there for the opening. I really think that these collaborations are interesting but not democratic at all, if only few people will have the chance to buy the collection.

  10. Fola November 3, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    I am sooooo excited! Thanks for telling us about the time it goes on sale on the website. I was just thinking about getting the camping gear out, but thank God I won’t have to do that!

    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 9:48 am #

      at that time if the site crashes you’ll still have time to make it to a store at 9am x

  11. Allywan November 3, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    So SO excited about this!!

  12. pipsqueak November 3, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    Swoon … it’s going to be as crazy, if not more, as bridal gown sale once the collection hits the stores.

  13. Marvel November 3, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    I feel sorry for anyone who comes in my way.

  14. Claudia November 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    I hate that I don’t live abroad.
    Do you know if they are going to sell it in Brazil?

    • Luiza November 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

      There’s no H&M here… Sadly we won’t get these… =(

      • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

        sorry xx

      • Claudia November 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

        I realize it after I posted the comment..
        that’s really too bad. :///

  15. Mario November 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    If I were a woman I’d be digging my grave right now if I wasn’t able to get anything!!
    Let’s hope the men clothing will be equally hot!! I can’t wait for it!!! ♥♥

  16. molly November 2, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Im only 17, so i cant afford actual Lanvin from the runway, so you have no idea how i screamed when I saw this!!
    And its actually cute and appears to be well made!

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

      It’s very well made.

      I hope you get something

  17. Elaine November 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Thanks so much for the sneak preview FC – Which items are you eyeing up?

    I’m debating whether it will be better to venture into the madness of the shop or buy online on the 23rd (but face the possibility of site being down due to high demand)??? Decisions decisions!

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 9:10 pm #

      The yellow asymmetrical dress, the black bow covered dress, the floral dress and the graphic face t shirt and the eggplant dress with the one pouffy sleeve.

      Which is over £ 600 😮

      • Elaine November 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

        Best of luck on your quest! your money will be well spent! 🙂

        • Fashion Critic November 3, 2010 at 2:53 am #

          Thank you.

          Realistically I should only buy 2 or 3 pieces 🙂

  18. kirsty November 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Do you know where I can find the list of stores they are going to have the collection at?!

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

      Sorry I don’t. I might be on their website

  19. Tamia November 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    I die!thanks so much fc for posting this..did they say anything about the sizing ranges?totally buying a bowtie for my boyfriend for the xmas season-how fab!

  20. Hannah November 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    I love this collection like no words can describe. I NEED it. I am starting my crash diet now. Damn I need to look for a job, especially since I will have ot miss school to get it. Oh I am SO excited.

  21. Lee Ann November 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    The comments on the DM website are priceless. How can people not like these clothes or think them over priced.

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

      They are always funny.

  22. audrey November 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    how many starlets get their grubby mitts on these before the release?? im prepping for the cage match on newbury street over the floral prints and shoes!

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

      I think I’ll actually cry if I don’t get anything from this collection

      • Helen November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

        Me too! Hope it is coming to Dublin. Thank you for the preview FC.

        • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

          I’m sure it will be xxx

        • Elaine November 2, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

          I checked on the H&M site – its coming to the Stephen’s Green branch – cannot wait!

        • Helen November 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

          Thanks,better start saving!!

  23. Ethne Blist November 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    “This is not about a dress for less, it’s more about bringing Lanvin to a wider audience.” The clothes are still expensive. Most people don’t have 200 dollars to spend on a dress. Most people want something under 100 dollars. I am disappointed at the pricing.

    • robbie November 3, 2010 at 5:05 am #

      considering the normal lanvin pieces would cost atleast 4 figures, $200 doesnt seem all that bad, but these are pieces that will be timeless.

  24. robbie November 2, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    those lovely shoes with the blue ribbon on them, i MUST GET THOSE!!!!! any idea about prices yet?

    cant wait to see the menswear aswell, hopefully there will be some lovely suits or trousers. so excited, i love that he said he wants to bring lanvin to a wider audience, unlike alot of designers who would probably be worried about “common” people wearing such well known designers.

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

      All the prices are in the look book pictures below, but the shoes are all £69.99

      • robbie November 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

        ahh thanks, when i first clicked them they opened as a tab so couldnt see the prices. cant wait to see all the collection in person.

  25. Dorian Gray November 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    And the man collection? Did you see something for us too? Thanks FC 🙂

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

      Yes there was a mens collection there too, but I was drool over the women 😉

      • Dorian Gray November 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

        Ok, I’ll wait to see the pieces on the
        FC could you please post Donatella Versace attending the UNESCO Charity Gala for Children in Need 2010 held on October 30 in Düsseldorf, Germany ? I think she was amazing (even if in black).

  26. Marian November 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Catherine darling where do I start?!! First of all, it was your tweet earlier today that got me excited about the collection and now this post, well lets just say I am going to be dreaming of it all the pieces(hello to those shoes!!!) till the 23rd!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

      Indeed. Until the 23rd. I’m even more excited about his collection xxx

  27. Claire November 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm #


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