Kanye West, Leandra Medine, and Mia Moretti In Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
The fact that the launch event for the Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collaboration last night was beyond A-list (A+ List?) comes as no surprise. Immortalized in lyrics of hip-hop songs by Jay-Z and Kanye, worn by the most discerning celebs, and always on the cutting edge, the fashion house was, until now, about as lux and rarefied as it could get. This is why, when rumors were swirling that Margiela would be joining forces with H&M on a collaboration, we held our breath in disbelief. It was true, though, and your opportunity to cop it for yourself is quickly approaching. The likes of Kanye West, The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, DJ Mia Moretti and many more turned out in New York city for the launch, some even transforming into real-life models of the new collection. Sidebar: our own House of Style host Joan Smalls turned out for the event, right after her live Twitter interview with Karlie Kloss and the Wall Street Journal! Ok back on track—Kanye, Leandra, and Mia showed us how versatile and wearable the super directional collection can be, so we wanted to go through the look book and tell you which exact pieces the three were wearing!
Kanye went classic, Leandra raided a boy’s closet, and Mia stopped traffic in their Margiela for H&M looks.
Photo: Courtesy of H&M
Kanye is one of the most vocal and high-profile of Margiela’s many fans, but did we think we would EVER see the world-class rapper in something as plebeian as H&M? No way! But sure enough, West’s camel colored wool coat is from the collection, and can be yours for a totally reasonable $199. The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine was also wearing a coat from the collection (and some killer non-H&M MMM cowboy boots). While there are a number of blazers that her over-the-shoulder number could be, we have our money on a suit jacket borrowed from the boys. The blazer is $129, and we may just have to cop one for ourselves in order to emulate Medine’s ultra-chill, super chic styling. Finally, DJ Mia Moretti chose one of the statement pieces from the collection, in the show stopping, blood red Hitched Up Dress. At $199, it’s one of the pricier pieces in the collection, but it packs a serious punch. She is also wearing the Plexi Wedge Pump, a shoe that also comes in nude and black, and will run you $299. Not quite as off the wall as the Jeffrey Campbell floating shoes, these are a much more wearable optical illusion.
What’s your favorite piece from the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection?