By Raquel Parks

After months of anticipation and teasers, the Balmain x H&M Collection will be available this week for purchase. The fashion-forward collection is a designer collaboration of Parisian haute couture fashion house, Balmain with department store H&M that has gained plenty of media attention. Balmain’s Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing is bringing the fashion powerhouse’s signature style to the masses of young fashionistas everywhere.

Balmain is known for its luxurious and powerful looks that feature structure, embellishments, and impeccable tailoring. Therefore, there is a lot expected of the new collection for H&M. Previews of the looks prove that Rousteing knows all the right touches to provide that same high level of fashion to the public.

“Balmain is about tradition and technique but also youth and the new generation,” says Rousteing. Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are among some of the celebrities that frequently wear the designer line.

The Balmain x H&M Collection is fresh, chic, and edgy. It provides a very luxe and haute couture look that is not readily seen or let alone, available everyday in department stores.

The use of vibrant and dark colors, rich fabrics, and most importantly, the bold embellishments are what stamp the Balmain collection. For example, some of the many beautiful pieces include a black velvet dress with a braided detail that creates a embroidery effect, a plunging v-neck dress with green sequins, and a long velvet jacket that is embroidered with stones and pearls.

These type of small but spectacular details are the signature of Balmain that many fashionistas will enjoy wearing. Women are not the only ones who will benefit from the Balmain x H&M Collection. The Mens Wear makes just as much of a statement with an assortment of double-breasted jackets with gold, brass buttons, biker jeans, boots, sneakers, and even simple Balmain t-shirts.

Essentially, the public can expect a very high-end appeal from the Balmain x H&M Collection. It is a presentation of clothing that represents a young individual who is fashionable, confident and drenched in couture armor. The precision to details, texture, and fit are what make every piece and accessory a standout.

The Balmain x H&M Collection will be available online and in H & M stores worldwide November 5. For more information on the collection and to preview the looks, visit

With the holiday season coming up and the 2016 NAIS Charity Preview coming up, these are definitely some looks worth checking out. Prices range from $17.99 to $549.

Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages.


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