H&M is showing us its eco-friendly side with a new limited edition collection made from the remnants of its recent line with Lanvin.
Fashionistas may spot remains of Alber Elbaz zebra-print trench coat or rose embellished dress in the mix, but don't mistake this for a Lanvin line. Instead the Waste collection is the work of H&M's chief designer Ann-Sofie Johansson, who's pretty pleased with the results.
"This mini collection from leftover fabrics looks absolutely wonderful," says Ann-Sofie. "My favorite piece is the bright, color-block tunic. It's perfect for that first spring update."
Handbag fans will be happy to note there are a couple of casual tote bags in the mix, alongside the dresses, skirts, and tops. They're so colorful that I wouldn't suggest dressing head to toe in the line, but any item from the 10-piece range would make a great statement piece.
You'll be lucky to get your hands on these goodies though. Due to the line's limited nature, only one store in the countries which stocked the original Lanvin for H&M collection will sell the Waste range, and China, Turkey, Israel, Russia, and the Middle East miss out entirely. American readers should head to H&M's New York store on 51st Street and Fifth Avenue in the first week of February to get their hands on the eco-chic pieces.
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