BALMAIN X H&M

It’s official!

Balmain, Paris is H&M’s next guest designer collaboration!

Get ready for #HMBalmaination! H&M’s next designer collaboration will be with the Parisian house of Balmain.

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The Swedish fashion company teams up with Balmain, the French couture House under the direction of the very sympathetic Olivier Rousteing. With 29 years is the youngest designer ever at the Frenchman immediately guest H&M.

Starting from november 5, are the designs of Rousteing in the racks of 250 shops and in the webshop. During the Billboard Music Awards Sunday evening were the first items of the collection to see on stage equally.

It all started with a bang. Yesterday night, the creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, took the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards together with his friends Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn. They were all dressed in Balmain x H&M – revealing the first pieces of the collection. Through social media, H&M and Balmain invited their fans to join a movement of togetherness with: #HMBalmaination.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Model Jourdan Dunn, designer Olivier Rousteing and model Kendall Jenner, all wearing Balmain x H&M, attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Las Vegas, NY (May 17, 2015): Model Jourdan Dunn, designer Olivier Rousteing and model Kendall Jenner, all wearing Balmain x H&M, attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) (click to enlarge photo).

“I want to talk to my generation: this is my main aim as a designer. H&M allows me the unique possibility of bringing everyone into the world of Balmain get a piece of the dream and create a global #HMBalmaination: a movement of togetherness, fuelled on a hashtag. The collaboration felt extremely natural to me: H&M is a brand that everybody connects to. It calls for unity, and I am all for it”, says Olivier Rousteing.

Under the creative directorship of young Olivier Rousteing, Balmain – the epitome of French luxury – has grown into a global pop culture phenomenon, with modern day icons like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West marching in the forefront.

 

I want to talk to my generation: this is my main aim as a designer.

Olivier Rousteing

Still, Olivier Rousteing has always remained true to the brand’s DNA and its couture legacy. Balmain is all about energy; fun, amusement and freedom, as well as unique craftsmanship. All powered by a showbiz flair – highlighting the brand’s pop charm through the H&M collaboration came as a natural decision.

“We are excited to have Balmain as our guest designer at H&M and create a truly involving experience for everybody. With its mix of couture spirit and streetwear attitude, Balmain owns a unique style, at once opulent and direct, sensual and energetic. It is also closely linked to the show business and music worlds, which adds another element of surprise”, says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

The collection will be available from November 5, in around 250 stores worldwide and online, and will feature clothing and accessories for both women and men.

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