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Comme des Garcons for H&M Preview

Comme des Garcons for HM

Fall fashion, here we come: Preview pics of the Comme des Garçons Collection for H&M are out, and it doesn't take a genius to see they're distinctly representative of Rei Kawakubo’s avant-garde style. Whether or not you can see yourself actually wearing these pieces, they're certainly conversation starters. If you can get your hands on just one item, I'd grab the harem aka drop-crotch pants (so very adventurous). Many of the jackets seem well-crafted and quite easy to wear. The color palette also keeps this collection accessible. So what do you think?
Comme des Garcons for HM

All of those drop crotch pants are absolutely hideous. It looks like there is a diaper under there.
#1 Peaches on 2008-08-16 08:39 (Reply)
Other than the long navy blue pea coat (upper left), and the waist-length black jacket on the bottom right, NONE of this seems practical. I respect the desire to bring affortable high fahsion/haute couture to the streets, but this is such a poor way to go about it. I'm very disappointed.

I mean, seriously. Drop-crotch pants?!?!? Where can those even be worn?
#2 Joann on 2008-08-16 10:33 (Reply)
It's all certainly rather um...different. But aside from the first coat, there's nothing here that I would consider wearing.
#3 Ice Princess on 2008-08-16 21:39 (Reply)
hate to sing the old song... but really drop crotch pants? not much in this collection but the first peacoat I fancy.. oh and the 2nd model scares me slightly..
#4 thebudgetfashionista (Homepage) on 2008-08-17 02:17 (Reply)
wooops I'm the bargain fashionista not budget.. haa same diff but my site was wrong :-P
#4.1 thebargainfashionista (Homepage) on 2008-08-17 02:19 (Reply)
WOW, that coat, top jacket and grey dress are the bomb!! Man, I wish we had an H&M out here!!
#5 budget chic (Homepage) on 2008-08-17 06:43 (Reply)
In Asia, especially Japan , and Korea, they wear these stuff. Their style is unique , eccentric and youthful. Well, they can pull it off because most Asians look way younger than their age.

They clamor for these type of clothes. Look at their fashion magazines---very extreme compared to US high -end fashion magazines. If you can , go there and you'll witness the most refreshing, most vibrant and the quirkiest street fashion you'd ever see.
#6 bingkee on 2008-08-17 07:16 (Reply)
Okay I agree with you, bingkee for the most part but THIS is not how people in Japan dress.
I've seen people in Japan and I could swear that they are one of the best-dressed people in the world.
Literally, I would be able to sit and watch people for ours and admire every person's sense of style.
However I don't honestly think that the clothes seen in this post reflects the ways people from Japan dress even if it is "eccentric and youthful" as you say.
But anyway, I do agree with you that Japan does have high fashion and if you keep up with their fashion magazines, they often do set trends more often than others.
#6.1 Amy on 2008-09-02 03:50 (Reply)
I hope some of this stuff is still available in late September when I head to Chicago for a trip. I really like the dress and tops and jackets! Indianapolis' H&M is the closest (2 hrs away) and I'm too lazy to drive there!
#7 taylor (Homepage) on 2008-08-18 08:06 (Reply)
I wish they'd done a little less black and a little more color ... but I could see myself wearing all of these pieces. Except the harem pants. ;-)
#8 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-08-18 08:11 (Reply)
(well, all except the drop-crotch pants :-D)
#9 cathy (Homepage) on 2008-08-18 12:35 (Reply)
Am I the only one who sees the beauty of the harem pants? Anyone?!

#9.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-08-18 21:47 (Reply)
i guess if you want to look like a strange french mime, this is the way to go. other than that, i think if you wear this stuff guys will laugh at you.
was the person designing this on something?
the 2nd photo looks worse than a diaper - i ain't goin' there.
the model looks like she was let out of the asylum for her sunday walk.
#10 maggie z on 2008-08-19 15:31 (Reply)
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