Clearly, all of the attention is on Balmain x H&M, but the Swedish fast fashion giant doesn't just want to be known for those wildly hyped designer collabos. It's also pretty notable that the actual mainline shit at H&M has been improving considerably season after season. Just a few years ago, it felt strictly like hot Euro garbage, but lately it's come around a bit and H&M's upcoming Winter 2015 drop makes that pretty evident. It's rich in color and appearance. If you ask me, it looks like it takes a ton of inspiration from Dries Van Noten with its rusty browns, navies, gold and copper colors. I mean, just take a quick breeze through Dries' F/W 15 collection and you can see what I mean. And that's nothing to shake a stick at. There are few better places to draw inspiration from or than that boy Van Noten. This stuff should be hitting shelves pretty soon if you're looking for that imitation game. It's like crab with a "K." It ain't the real thing, but it gets the job done without costing much.
Originally published on Four Pins