Fashion

What To Buy from Lanvin's H&M Line

Our verdict on whether the collection lives up to the hype

Last night H&M invited editors and VIPs to the Art Gallery of Ontario to celebrate the new Lanvin line and check out all the pieces in person. We thoroughly inspected all the merch, ogled over every item and made a quick list of what we’re coveting. Here’s our run-down:

-Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant loved the faux furs toppers (which also happens to be the most expensive items clocking in at  $199) and a zebra-print trench. The fur coats were surprisingly soft and the trenches had nice weight to them that’s perfect for the season.

-Assistant Fashion Editor Dane Tredway sussed out the gear for guys and was taken with the navy blue Military style coat with gold buttons as well as the cut of the trousers. We unanimously fell for the metallic brogues and inquired about whether they were available in girls sizes… sadly, no.

-Assistant Fashion News Editor Mosha Lundstrom Halbert cooed over a very Alber Elbaz looking LBD with bold shoulders and a grosgrain ribbon at the waist. Paired with the floral print bow heels, it was very, very flattering on H&M PR gal Emily Scarlett. Really though, any of those party dresses will do. From the frothy 50s style tulle skirts (perfect for a prom) to the more sophisticated ruffled frocks, these confections have holiday written all over them.

-Finally, I loved the tees with Elbaz’s signature sketches, the asymmetrical skirts with the ruffled detail and the leopard print accessories (pumps and pochettes). We were all similarly impressed by line’s statement bib necklaces (available in pink and red) crafted out of metal (no plastic here!) and guaranteed to fly off the shelves.

The final verdict?

This collection has us seriously excited. The pieces look and feel luxe and there’s enough options in the collection to satisfy Lanvin lovers as well as PYTs looking for fun pieces at a great price.

Oh did we mention there’s makeup too? We tried the new lipstick (in the perfect scarlet hue) and puckered up to blow kisses to Alber. Merci beaucoup, we’ll see you and the entire collection on November 20th!

 Here’s the video with Alber in case you can’t get enough: