I finally checked out what was left of the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection at the store on Fifth Avenue at 42nd St in NYC, and in all fairness, there wasn't very much to review. But I think I got an adequate taste of the collection's summery, world-traveler, exotic get-a-way vibe, as well as a sense of the quality (on par with the rest of H&M's "nicer" things) and the prices (steep). The only thing I really wanted was a wildly colored bag but I couldn't fathom spending $95 odd dollars on a canvas duffle from H&M, Matthew Williamson or not. Did anyone scoop up some goodies from this collection? What did you think of it?
Pucci-esque chiffon kaftan. Love the print. No place to wear it.
detail of the kaftan
Ok, I'll admit I felt kinda glamorous when I tried it on...
Silk jumpsuit...I can't remember the exact price but I know it was over $200. Yikes.
Detail shot of the silk jumpsuit
A breezy hot pink top with parrot embroidery and small mirror sequins.
I don't think the poor quality of the embroidery warranted the high prices...but fun nonetheless.
Tip: If a top is THIS wrinkled in the dressing room, it won't get any better when you bring it home.
I love the sleeves on this dress, very romantic and bohemian...
detail shot of the dress (more parrots or possibly quetzals)
This dress actually looked good when you moved your arms (showcasing the dramatic sleeves). It was also very forgiving in the mid-section and had a really relaxed feel, perfect for a summer vacation...
The collection's color palette was marked by lots of fuchsia and electric blue, as seen on this cardigan with an embroidered and beaded peacock feather detail.
Close up shot of the peacock feather
Blue tulip skirt with soutache detailing ($59.90)
Close up of the tulip skirt
Pink and blue? Why not. Too bad the cardigan puckered in a weird way. Eh, it was overpriced anyways!