I really wanted to like this, but I couldn't bring myself to fall in love with the gold encrusted, bedazzled, 80s-flashback, sheathed collection of Versace for H&M. I put together some examples via Paint below (haha I suck at technology), so tell me what you think about it. The closest H&M store from me is in Dallas, but is it worth the drive?
The collection drops Nov. 19th in stores in the US and Canada, and you can view the entire collection here.
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Even though I don't think much of this collection, I think I am a tad partial to 1, 8, and 9. I like the classic look of #1, the simple silhouette of #8, and the shoulder and elbow padding details on the leather jacket (#9). Everything else seems pretty strange, from the superman caped dress (#2), the J.Lo-gone-wrong dress (#5), the my-stomach-will-lead-you-to-Hawaii dress (#7), to the modern-day tights for Eve (#10). The obnoxiously loud purse and the cheap looking shoes don't do much to add to the collection, either. But this is all my own personal opinion, so if you like what you see, good luck grabbing everything you can on the 19th!
On a sidenote, Donatella Versace will also be designing a pre-spring collection for H&M, which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M online sales starting January 19, 2012.