The satin, the embroidery, the skintight tailoring—these are the signatures of Balmain that every member of Olivier Rousteing’s #BalmainArmy knows and loves. Lucky for shoppers on a budget, these are also the details that fans of the brand will find in its upcoming H&M collaboration, out November 5. Take a peek at the line’s womenswear lookbook. You’ll find reimaginings of Balmain classics, from the pearl-embellished dresses to the oversize leather coats, all as chic and distinctively Balmain as the collections Rousteing shows on the runway season after season.
Rousteing explained to Vogue how much this collab means to him:
For me an H&M collaboration is an achievement. I think I’m the only designer who has experienced them in three different ways. When I was a teenager I was a total H&M kid and was always at the front of the queue waiting for the next collaboration. Then, when I went to work at Roberto Cavalli, I was in the shadows for their collaboration with H&M, learning everything that I could. So when it came to my own collaboration with H&M, I remembered how it felt for me when I was young—what were my expectations and what I want the new generation to feel when they see Balmain x H&M. And because I had already worked on a collaboration, I knew how far I could push it, and how I could challenge both myself and H&M to make it the best it could be.