3/31/09

KICKING MARCH TO THE CURB, TAKE A LOOK AT MATTHEW WILLIAMSON FOR APRIL!

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I don't think I am the only one who's ready for March to make its way out, but I also don't think that I am the only one that can't wait for April to move along either.Especially since Matthew Williamson's collaboration with H&M is set to debut on April 23rd. Here are six highly anticipated looks from the line. Do they get you excited or do you feel that Williamson could have done better?

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He does hit the staples of fashion. He has the 3 dress combos: the shift, the cocktail dress and the evening gown, he also jumped on the jumpsuit trend and did not leave out the suit. These maybe staples of fashion, but Williamson's touch is in no way the average take.

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Williamson has the uncanny way of taking a look and making it appropriate for all occasions. For example the fuchsia dress, a beautiful dress that can be worn to any formal function and then you discover that it has pockets. The suit, a sharp look but it stands out as edgy because of its bright blue color. Williamson's fashion is admired because it steps out of the box, but not in an obnoxious look at me way. Its subtle and that's why it keeps its sophistication and makes it stands out from other lines.


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Williamson's runway was captivating and I know apart of me was hoping that these would be hot off the runway, but then I remember this is the affordable line. So the test is to go through each picture and ask myself would I wear it? I said "Yes" to every picture. Not only does Williamson offer a stylish look, but he stay's true to his color scheme which has defined him in many ways and its affordable.. could I ask for anything more?


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What are your thoughts?
Also did you see the shoes? Sign me up!


pc: h&m facebook


UPDATE: THANK YOU TO LOUISE FOR THE UK PRICES AND
THANK YOU TO THE HAUTE SHOPPER FOR THE AMERICAN PRICES



Grosgrain Strap Dress
$ 79.90
Cashmere Cardigan
$ 79.90
Tuxedo Jacket
$ 129.00
Metallic Jacquard Jacket
$ 129.00
Bubble Skirt
$ 69.90
Cigarette Pants
$ 79.90
Shorts
$ 49.90
Jump Suits
$ 249.00
Jersey Dress
$ 79.90
Sequin Dress
$ 249.00
Ruffle Gown
$ 349.00
Pendant
$25
Belts
$50
Leather jacket:
$250

UK PRICES

pink tulip dress
£69.99
jumpsuit
£49.99
suit jacket
£60.99
trousers
£49.99
peacock feather dress
£49.99
sequin dress
£149.99
layered maxi dress
£199.99

I agree with Haute-Shopper, these are a little pricier then the average H&M item. Then again it is M.Williamson, so I will wait to make judgement until I see it in person.

"Also, according to press releases, there will be 2 shipments of clothes to the US. The first as you mentioned in April to select stores and the second to come mid-May supplying all H&M stores across the US."- the haute-shopper
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17 comments

Jennifer Nicole said...

The shine throws me off a little, but the dresses make up for it. What cool patterns and colors!

I'm so glad I have an H&M next door to my office.

jennine said...

my favorite matthew williamson yet! i love the astronomical dress.

Louise said...

I am in love with the suit! I actually work in H&M but our branch isn't receiving the collection :( A huge store is opening in Brighton and the builders have been so slow that the launch has been put off and we will open too late to get it! I could cry / kill builders!

agentnoir said...

I love this line & post! I feel like they are all patterns and colors that I could actually pull off without feeling too bold- esp. considering that I am always in black! My faves are the peacock and fuschia dresses.

Any idea the price range of these great pieces?

alixrose said...

Jennifer Nicole: I personally love the shine but I am always attracted to sparkly items. Next door to your office, how do you not spend your whole paycheck?

Jennine: I can't wait to see it in person.

Louise: Oh man that does suck! Screwy builders. I hope you can get your hands on it somewhere else.

agentnoir: The fuchsia dress is so stellar. I was looking for prices but havent seen anything come up yet. I am sure it will be on the high end of H&M price range.

Louise said...

Don't know what country you girls are all in so your prices might vary, but in the UK most prices are in the £50-£200 range. I can have more definite prices tomorrow if you'd like - there was a feature in Grazia magazine but I can't find it online.

alixrose said...

Louise:
That would be awesome! I can then update this and of course give you credit for the information.
Thanks!

Dream Sequins said...

That peacock dress and the jumpsuit are pretty cool. I'm not a Williamson fan ordinarily, but hopefully the prices for H&M will be sane enough for me to grab a few pieces :) That is, if I can get some since everyone and their mother seems to be raving about it!

jordana said...

He makes my heart flutter! The colors alone make me feel like a kid in a candy store.

Freya said...

wow, can't decide what I like the most!

Louise said...

OK, in the order that you've posted the pictures, the pink tulip dress is £69.99, the jumpsuit is £49.99, the suit jacket is £60.99 and the trousers are £49.99, the peacock feather dress is £49.99, the sequin dress is £149.99 and the layered maxi dress is £199.99. Phew! Not sure how the prices will translate in dollars but should be similar.

Victoria C said...

I am heading straight for the blue suit. Looks like a pricey collection but I love Matthew Williamson so it is worth it xx

The Haute-Shopper said...

My favorite look is definitely the last one. Alix,I've got some sample prices for the US if you're interested:

Grosgrain Strap Dress $ 79.90
Cashmere Cardigan $ 79.90
Tuxedo Jacket $ 129.00
Metallic Jacquard Jacket $ 129.00
Bubble Skirt $ 69.90
Cigarette Pants $ 79.90
Shorts $ 49.90
Jump Suits $ 249.00
Jersey Dress $ 79.90
Sequin Dress $ 249.00
Ruffle Gown $ 349.00
Pendant ~$25
Belts ~$50
Leather jacket: ~$250

Don't know if prices are still subject to change. Part of this info is coming from PR and other parts from various news sources. Definitely pricier than previous lines, so I'll reserve my final judgment for when I see the clothes! Also, according to press releases, there will be 2 shipments of clothes to the US. The first as you mentioned in April to select stores and the second to come mid-May supplying all H&M stores across the US.

alixrose said...

Louise & The Haute Shopper: Thank you so much for the information. I will add it to the post and of course give you credit!
Thanks again!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

HOT! I love that peacock feather detail x

Audrwey said...

I'm so impatient to buy something from this collection!!!

I love everything!!!

Audrwey
www.jeannstilettos.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/Jeans_Stiletos

Laura said...

I'm selling the blue suit in size 4 (both the blazer and pants) on eBay. It is gorgeous but too big for me. Starting bid 99 cents. :)

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