The buzz was that of all fashion happenings – a queue of it-bags-clad girls at the door, that tingle of anticipation in the air, champagne and canapés, a dj-set, and PR girls running around everywhere and guarding the goodie bags with a broad but fierce this-is-not-for-you smile on their faces (the bags only contained a – very heavy! – copy of GQ and a 30ml bottle of the new H&M+Comme des Carçons fragrance, I really don’t know what the fuss was about). The Comme des Carçons for H&M collection was being unveiled at London flagship store in Regent Street and, short of limoes and a red carpet, the setting was that of a big event. And there we were:
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Posted by The Wardrobe Planner on November 13, 2008
Posted by The Wardrobe Planner on October 23, 2008
So I’ve just received my invitation for the Comme des Garcons and H&M event on 12th November, when Rei Kawakubo’s creation for the Swedish fashion giant will finally be unveiled. And I also have some preview pictures of the capsule collection, which sees the avant-garde Japanese designer engage in a collaboration with H&M after predecessors such as Viktor&Rolf, Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld and iconic Finnish house Marimekko.
Now, do you remember the hype about the Marimekko collection a few months ago? I certainly do, as I also bagged myself a couple of pieces! But now, after having seen the preview pictures for the new CdG designs, I’m wondering: am I that excited again? Has Ms. Kawakubo really showed us what she can do this time? And what is it with the polka dots??? No, seriously.
Posted by The Wardrobe Planner on October 13, 2008
I know it’s me, it must be just me, but I don’t really get the windows in Selfridges this month.
Don’t get me wrong: they’re as beautiful as ever.
Posted by The Wardrobe Planner on August 18, 2008
Japanese mangas meet Nu Rave at Selfridges this month. The windows are a neon feast of structures of fluo tubes and plexiglas cubes in violently bright blues, pinks and yellows. The mannequins are playfully wearing giant-sized cardboard accessories, and amusing plastic animals that seem to have come straight out of a Japanese cartoon share the space with them in the windows.
Posted by The Wardrobe Planner on February 14, 2008
With my job, I am out and about stores a lot, and one of the things I observe is windows display.
In London the department stores always have the most amazing set-ups. Selfridges in particular never fail to impress, especially during Fashion Week. There always is a LFW theme in the windows during the two weeks in February and September.
Have a look at these spectacular paper-cut installations!