The fashion industry and luxury connoisseurs across the globe are eagerly awaiting the worldwide launch of H&M's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fashion collection. The 30-piece collection is being released in tandem with the film of the same name.
Given the fact that the book on which the movie and collection are based has received extraordinary success, there is already an undercurrent of anticipation surrounding the collection by designer Trish Summerville.
The collection has been created with many pieces inspired by the film's anti-heroine, Lisbeth Salander. The 30-piece collection has the dark urban feel that defines her character, with leather jackets and trousers, torn jeans and slouchy hoodies all in industrial shades of black, grey, worn white or dark red.
Although the collection debuted exclusively at the boutique Colette in Paris on Nov. 28, 2011, it will be available worldwide from Dec.14, 2011, in around 100 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online.
Salander's look is very real and very lived in, with pieces that her character has worn for a long time, like her jackets that act as her armour to shield her from the world. I wanted the collection to have the essence and strength of Salander, with a fashion edge, and I'm pleased with the result! stated Trish Summerville, Costume Designer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Salander has an iconic style that includes biker leathers, battered jeans and hoodies as seen in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Her look is all about individuality as well as survival, and Trish's collaboration with H&M Divided reflects her spirit.
The collection is so much more than costume - it's a fashion statement, it's modern, and it's right for now, stated Anna Norling, the designer for Divided at H&M.
The director of the Hollywood version of the novel, David Fincher was the one who had called on designer Trish to encapsulate Salander's look, a re-imagined take on the urban grit and street fashion.
Take a look at the collection created by Trish Summerville below: