Nocturnal animals listen up: H&M has unveiled its next designer collaboration with the French brand Rabanne (formerly Paco Rabanne), launching today – just in time for party season.
SHOP: The Best Pieces From Rabanne x H&M
Rabanne x H&M is already the second designer collaboration with the Swedish high-street giant this year, following Mugler x H&M which launched a few months back. The French house most famous for its metal-disc dresses and chainmail going-out bags is set to end the year on a high for the conglomerate.
Julien Dossena, the creative director at Rabanne, is following a long line-up of boldface designer names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Marni and Jimmy Choo by joining forces with H&M.
Our Verdict On Rabanne x H&M:
Jada Langola-Walters, social media assistant on the pieces she'd recommend you add to basket now:
The Sequin Dress
'With its slightly flared skirt, this dress was made for the dance floor. It's much more flattering than I was expecting and surprisingly comfortable to wear. I want this to be my go-to party piece every year.'
'Clearly the sequin pieces are the main event in this collection. But you shouldn't overlook the other elements – this lurex co-ord is one of my favourite looks. It can easily be dressed up or down and you can mix-and-match with other items in your wardrobe. The proportions are also super-flattering.'
The Floral Dress
'This is a real show-stopper of a dress. It's a refreshing change from straight-up sparkle for Christmas parties but it will also be ideal for wedding guest dressing all year round.'
'Fluffy, pink and embellished – this knit is pure joy. You've probably heard that cardigans are cooler than ever and this is the way I want to tap into that trend this season.'
The Party Piece
'Talk about the ultimate party combo, this feels as fabulous to wear as it looks. If it's a bit extra for your tastes, you could always wear the top with high-waisted trousers or pair the mini with an oversized blazer.'
When Does H&M X Rabanne Launch?
The collection launched on 9th November. As always, it will be available online and in selected stores – but not for long.
What Will H&M X Rabanne Look Like?
Expect all of Rabanne's greatest hits aka. chainmail dresses, bags and tops, apt for the party season ahead. There's also a smattering of leopard print and some excellent coats, too.
How Much Does H&M X Rabanne Cost?
The good news? H&M designer collaborations tend to come in at less lofty price points. So, if you’re looking to make a somewhat affordable designer investment - this is your chance.