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Celebrities at Comme des Garcons for H and M Preview Evening

Behind the Seams: Comme des Garcons for H&M Preview

I've been kicking myself all morning as soon as it hit me that the tall woman I saw walking past me on Regent Street last night was Jourdan Dunn! Vogue hosted an evening at the H&M store and provided a preview of the Comme des Garcons for H&M range, giving shoppers a chance at first dibbs. I went along, albeit later than Ms. Dunn, to check out the goods so I could report back on my findings.

The menswear and womenswear Rei Kawakubo collaboration has been hailed as a brave choice for the High Street store and has drummed up more hype than any capsule range for a long time.

There were plenty of celebrities on hand to celebrate the launch from Katy Perry to Jaime Winstone, however, you don't have to be a celebrity to get your hands on the clothing, since it launches today worldwide.


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To hear my thoughts on the collection and to see additional images, read more.

Comme des Garcons is a label famous for it's quirky designs and unusual cut so it's interesting to see how this has translated on to the High Street where the fabrics are not as luxurious. I tried on a few items from the range including a pair of high-waisted jodhpurs and a black dress.

The dress (£69.99) was a nice cut although very confusing to actually put on, and the trousers (£34.99) were potentially quite flattering with the right top but offered very little movement. They featured nice details such as buttons on the tapered ankle and slouchy pockets. I also tried on a cut-out detail blazer (£69.99) which was my favourite piece. Not so flattering were the school-style shirts (£29.99) which were no better than a standard High Street top.

Before I saw the collection I was looking forward to getting my hands on the blue trench coat (£99.99) but when I saw it in the flesh it didn't look that special and I think you could find the same quality for a lower price. The best bits for me were the polka dot cardigans (£19.99) and accessories such as a polka dot bag (£39.99) and a spotty scarf (£34.99).


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