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H&M x Lanvin Collaboration

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Wupper, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    I understand that the post was flawed in a lot of ways, but I don't understand why everybody took a post that was at the very least cohesive and well-intentioned as an opportunity to point and laugh (and pat themselves on the back).

    because he called us snobs.
     
  2. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    a post that was at the very least cohesive and well-intentioned
    Uh you mean ignorant and masturbatory? There is nothing more annoying than someone who doesn't know what he's talking about trying to sound like some sort of visionary who sees what the "snobs", in this case, don't.
     
  3. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    I wonder if he realizes that Lagerfield is insane.
     
  4. Makeshift_Robot

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    Uh you mean ignorant and masturbatory? There is nothing more annoying than someone who doesn't know what he's talking about trying to sound like some sort of visionary who sees what the "snobs", in this case, don't.

    Exactly. Nothing worse than writing three paragraphs of ignorance, presented as incontrovertible truth, complete with "indeeds" and "oftentimes". H&M != high fashion. A slim fit is not automatically a "great fit". Lanvin altruistically wanting to spread the transcendent joy of fashion to the groundlings when their entire fucking enterprise is based on luxury and exclusion. etc. etc. etc.
     
  5. cb_32

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    What snobs!

    This makes perfect sense. H&M is by far the most stylish of the mass-market retailers, and their cuts, designs, and fabrics (even if it's just the 'look' of the fabrics) perfectly replicate high fashion. I always hear people complain about the quality of H&M, but I've never found it problematic. If you're buying the LOGG or DIVIDED brands, which are intended for frat boys and teenage boys respectively, why are you expecting high fashion? (But still probably they're designed with the intention of surviving a frat boy and teenager.)

    But their "H&M" line stuff to me has a perfect fit, and maintains the "new" look for a long time. If you wash the clothes and don't put them in the dryer (and don't wash jeans unless you fell in a mud puddle), and then iron them, they're perfectly fine garments. I'd say their fits/styles are much better than, say, ZARA (whose shirts always scratch my skin), and much better than GAP and even supposedly classier mid-level retailers like Club Monaco and Banana Republic. I'd go so far as to say I'd rather shop at H&M than Acne.

    And what is this criticizing Lanvin for wanting to collaborate with H&M? Clearly they see a big name retailer that actually cares about fashion. It's like Lagerfeld"”he doesn't hold poorer people in contempt. He wants them to be able to enjoy fashion as well. (And oftentimes the poorer ones have much more style and creativity.) And for the person who invoked YSL, he himself would never be so snobbish to denigrate H&M"”he himself started the Rive Gauche stores, said perfect style was a black turtleneck and a blazer, and wished that he had invented the blue jean.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^ A Xenox in the making. You may want to keep those strong opinions to yourself or blunt the edges a bit until you have some idea what you're talking about.

    On topic though when do we see this? I haven't been keeping track but will admit it piques curiosity.


    Notice how it's always the people with under 100 posts who, utterly unable to puzzle this shit out for themselves, come to the conclusion that the only possible explanation is "SF Groupthink"?

    Thank you for always typing what I'm thinking.
     
  7. CBrown85

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    News and olds dish their share of stupid shit.
     
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    Well, I at least thank Makeshift_Robot for being the only replying poster to attempt to discuss the issues raised in my comment. I gave three paragraphs of examples ("masturbatory"), and received nothing but ad hominem, personal attacks in reply. That's childish (and, yes, snobbish).

    wrong, I also addressed the substance of your post (see below):

    this was the part that got me. "perfectly replicate?" do not agree:

    You overstated your case and got beat down for it.

    I don't know why I am allowing myself to be drawn into this. [​IMG]
     
  10. macuser3of5

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    have we discussed how this collab is gonna suck dicks? can't bother to read the rest of this thread.

    I miss the old h&m that didn't ask permission to make shitty repros of designer goods.
     
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    When does this come out? It would be kinda nice to see them use interesting material for a lower price point [​IMG]
     
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    I miss the old h&m that didn't ask permission to make shitty repros of designer goods.


    they still do this quite blatantly-- a recent brief visit yielded ripoffs of a prorsum knit and jil sander's marble printed clothing.

    according to a salesperson that i talked to, the only canadian store getting this collab is apparently the branch in vancouver -- i'm assuming there's only one there?

    personally, i'd rather wait for discounted lanvin on yoox (cost would probably be the same anyway), although i wouldn't mind seeing the fruits of this collab in person.
     
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    I'm hoping it's like the McRib. Completely delicious in all the wrong ways.

    Too bad we'll probably get Sizzler.

    Not keeping my hopes up, but I am curious to see what Lanvin can do with the limitations of the market...
     
  15. lmaozedong

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    im hoping for some nicely cut trousers and a smoking/dinner jacket
     
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    according to a salesperson that i talked to, the only canadian store getting this collab is apparently the branch in vancouver -- i'm assuming there's only one there?


    this sounds insane to me
     
  17. Neo_Version 7

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    ^ Seriously. I might have to burn down the H&M on St. Catherine if they don't get this collab.
     
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    I'm assuming that Minneapolis (at least the Mall of America location) will be getting this, considering it's probably the biggest shopping hub in the Midwest (how is Chicago?) and has a large centralized gay population. Does anyone have any idea what price points might be like? If the average H&M shirt runs between $12 and $39, and the average jacket/blazer $50-80, what are we going to be expecting? Double? Triple? Ten times? I remember hearing that some Jimmy Choo shoes were $345, which to me defeats the purpose of it being at H&M. I'm hoping shirts are, like, $50-70 and jackets $100-250... Does anyone have any past collaboration purchase wisdom to share?
     
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    I am looking forward to the collection for shits and giggles. Not like the Lanvin I own already is going to be devalued because of this or some shit. All I know is the fashion show is on Nov. 2nd.
    they still do this quite blatantly-- a recent brief visit yielded ripoffs of a prorsum knit and jil sander's marble printed clothing.
    i still haven't seen those pieces. I need pics! edit: oh and I am going to buy the entire men's collection if possible...yeah
     
  20. Kvc06

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    I'm assuming that Minneapolis (at least the Mall of America location) will be getting this, considering it's probably the biggest shopping hub in the Midwest (how is Chicago?) and has a large centralized gay population. Does anyone have any idea what price points might be like? If the average H&M shirt runs between $12 and $39, and the average jacket/blazer $50-80, what are we going to be expecting? Double? Triple? Ten times? I remember hearing that some Jimmy Choo shoes were $345, which to me defeats the purpose of it being at H&M. I'm hoping shirts are, like, $50-70 and jackets $100-250... Does anyone have any past collaboration purchase wisdom to share?

    Chicago is a much bigger shopping area than Minneapolis. We will definitely have it before Minneapolis. We've got all of the other collabs.
     

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