Battle of the high street collaborations: H&M vs Topshop
This is really simple for me. I will controversially be shunning Versace for H&M when it hits stores next week, with the obligatory queuing from 4am and eBay auctions at 10 times the retail price, and saving my money for Mary Katrantzou for Topshop. I have been loyal to the designer collaborations, particularly those by H&M from the early days – yes, I have a Stella McCartney wrap dress and Karl Lagerfeld denim courtesy of H&M but of late (I’m thinking Jimmy Choo and Lanvin), it seems the bigger the designer, the poorer the quality. Topshop, however, may have cracked it. The below dress will cost £350, and is one of fourteen pieces in the collaboration that will hit stores in February 2012.
Image via Style Bubble
There is no doubt that the Versace for H&M collection will be a hit but I doubt anything will make it into my wardrobe. Check out the catwalk show, that previewed in NYC last night