The next H&M guest designer is Donatella Versace, with the H&M by Versace collection débuting for autumn 2011 on November 17, in 300 stores globally and online.
According to the Swedish company, the women’s collection will feature studded leather, silk and colourful prints, including high heels and costume jewellery. The men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, including belts and jewellery. There will also be Versace by H&M home furnishings, such as cushions and a bedspread.
Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection, available from January 19.
‘The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere,’ said Donatella Versace in a release.
‘Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times, and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and ﬂamboyant—everything Versace stands for. Donatella Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and it is perfect for the party season,’ says H&M creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch.
The Versace house was founded by the late Gianni Versace in 1978. It follows in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Comme des Garçons, Jimmy Choo and Lanvin as collaborators for Hennes & Mauritz.