The designer collaboration gods continue to shine down upon us. You’ve worn Alexander McQueen and Rogan care of Target, Roberto Cavalli and Matthew Williamson courtesy of H&M, Alexander Wang and Vena Cava at GAP, and if you’re lucky, maybe even Kate Moss for Topshop. But Jimmy Choo? That’s a name you probably never thought you’d hear.
Thanks to H&M, us mall-goers can soon snag our very own pairs of Jimmy Choos. The one-time collaboration between the British luxury shoe brand and Swedish mega-retailer hits stores November 14 and is being touted as “the ultimate party wardrobe.” Jimmy Choo is the first accessory company to collaborate with H&M, as well as being the only luxury shoe company to do a low-end collaboration at all. (Please, it might be an eternity before we see ourselves in Christian Louboutin red.)
According to the official press release the accessories line is a “shoe-lovers dream,” with strappy stilettos, thigh-high boots, peep-toe booties and flat ankle boots. But the masses will also be treated to something Carrie Bradshaw never got: Jimmy Choo clothing. The collaboration will include clothes and accessories for both men and women, while the overall aesthetic is described as a “gloss goth feel” with lots of black.
So far, response to the impending collection has inspired the lots of excitement online, but upon first glance, I couldn’t decide if I found the pieces edgy and “rock and rollish,” or borderline tacky. (I would use the word “cheap,” but that that would be misleading — prices for the bags, shoes and clothes hover in the $200-400 range.)
Of course, I could be wrong. After all, Jimmy Choo is all about bold designs and explicit glamour— Louboutins and Manolos these are not.
While there are only a few pictures released online (such as here), there are sure to be more between now and November. The questions is: will you be waiting in line on November 14th to snare a pair?