V&R vs. H&M
Although I was not wowed by their recent star studded Spring collection and do not find myself quite as in love with Rufus Wainwright as they apparently are, Viktor & Rolf are still two of my favorite fashion designers who can do no wrong. The unambiguously gay Dutch duo been the latest to team up with Swedish based H&M following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney to create a one-time collection of affordable women's and men's wear. Most pieces like this superspy men's trench coat are under $100 excluding a special wedding dress created for around $400 and will debut on September 9th in stores worldwide.
"If Haute couture is the most sublime form of fashion, H&M is fashion at its most democratic. Our roots are based in couture. It’s the heart and soul of our work. But we also love to play with opposites: transformation is a key element of our signature style. For us, fashion is an antidote to reality. It’s a great opportunity to communicate our vision with such a large audience of H&M devotee." say the designers Viktor & Rolf.