Versace for H&M was a worldwide success in November. So the Italian fashion house decided to release another H&M collection, this time made up of resort wear. The collection will launch exclusively online in the UK on Thursday.
This cruise collection is rife with pastels, gold accessories and fruity prints. Womenswear includes camisoles, blouses, white jeans, belts, flowing caftans, fruity bikinis, gold stiletto sandals and charm bracelets. Menswear includes blazers, brightly hued T-shirts, pleated shorts and a lavish bathrobe.
The retro 50s vibe of the line is a striking contrast to the Fall 2011 collection that was founded on 90s sexy decadence. It is a capsule collection that translates into perky spring wear.
Luckily, since this launch is solely an online venture, no blood will be shed. The same could not be said in November. When the collection launched in Hong Kong, two security guards were hospitalized on Thursday after a woman who had been accused of cutting the line of 300 brought back two male companions who then beat the guards up and fled.
The goods will likely pop up on eBay for exorbitantly inflated prices. After the shelves were cleared in November, items were available on the auction Web site eBay. The most expensive ticket is the Men's Leather Biker Jacket, in a large. This item was selling for $1,200, plus $15 shipping fee. The jacket sold in H&M for $299.
Another item on the digital auction block was the Silver Mesh Dress, size 8. This dress was selling for $999, but sold in stores for just $249. The much-coveted Gold Studded Leather Dress is on eBay for as much as $899.99 plus $12 shipping. This frock went for $299 in stores.