Stefan Cooke announced as the newly crowned winner of the H&M Design Award 2018

Stefan Cooke announced as the newly crowned winner of the H&M Design Award 2018

 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yesterday in London, Stefan Cooke was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2018. A graduate of MA programme at Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom, Stefan was selected from eight international finalists by a jury of fashion experts chaired by H&M’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson. As the newly crowned winner of the H&M Design Award, Stefan will receive up to €50,000 in prize money.

After spending time with each of the eight finalists and looking through their collections, Stefan was ultimately selected by an international jury of fashion experts led by Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

“It was really tough to come to a decision, but everybody on the jury panel agreed that Stefan’s collection felt really fresh, innovative and well-executed. You were immediately drawn to each of the pieces, becoming more and more curious about the processes involved. He’s such a clever person and very driven, but at the same time, a really humble person. We’re all so happy for him,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor.

It was innovation that won Stefan Cooke the 2018 H&M Design Award – innovation in technique, silhouette, materials and most importantly, imagination. A graduate of the MA at Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom, 25-year-old Stefan first worked under fashion design visionaries such Walter van Beirendonck and John Galliano before his appointment to Maison Margiela. For his winning H&M Design Award collection, Stefan explored the idea of an everyday wardrobe for men and subverted pieces such as jeans, a leather jacket or cricket jumper by replicating them in unusual ways, either printing them onto elastic or pulling out threads of knitwear to create a type of mesh. It was this kind of forward-thinking and wit that ultimately impressed the jury.

“I feel overwhelmed right now about winning the award. I really wanted to show the exact things that men wear, but then recreate them in an entirely new way. Because I was a textiles student, I began looking for new ways to get certain things across visually and I came across elastic. I just found that the possibilities with it were endless,”

Stefan Cooke

This year, the jury members comprised of Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M, Alex Fury, Fashion Journalist, Author, Critic and Editor of AnOther magazine, Veronika Heilbrunner, Stylist and Founder of Hey Woman, Luke Day, Editor GQ Style, Michal Pudelka, Photographer represented by Katy Barker, Sarah Richardson, Fashion Stylist and Consultant Maxim Fashion Agents, Richard Quinn, Designer and Winner of H&M Design Award 2017, Floriane de Saint Pierre, President Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés, and Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor at H&M. Together they deliberated in private and announced the winner to an audience in London of international fashion editors, journalists and stylists.

“For me, what Stefan does really stands out for two reasons. One, it’s really exciting to see someone who’s doing something so innovative and experimental in menswear. Two, the way he’s experimenting with silhouette and materials, the finish of things and playing with pattern, Stefan is very inventive. It all feels incredibly new, especially on the menswear scene,” says Alex Fury, jury member and fashion journalist.

The H&M Design Award has always been about finding the most promising graduates from the world’s top fashion schools and giving them the opportunity to progress their career in fashion. For 2018, the winner, Stefan Cooke, will be awarded a prize of €25,000 as well as a six-month internship at H&M’s Head Office in Stockholm to work alongside the design team best suited to his skills and experience. Or, he can exchange the internship for a grant of €25,000, which would bring the total prize sum to €50,000.

Along with the winner, the jury was impressed with the quality and design talent of all the finalists, who each were awarded €5,000. The finalists were:

Rushemy Botter – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
Ken Boonsong Thaodee – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Belgium
Flore Girard de Langlade – HEAD – Geneva University of Art & Design, Switzerland
Katiuscia Gregoire – Parsons, U.S
Emma Chopova & Laura Lowena – Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom
Kevin Germanier – Central Saint Martin, United Kingdom
Sueim Yang – SADI, Samsung Art & Design Institute, Korea

ABOUT THE H&M DESIGN AWARD

The H&M Design Award was founded in 2012 to support young designers. Each year, students and graduates from some of the most respected fashion and design colleges take part, bringing together some of the most exciting new talent from across the globe. The annual prize underlines H&M’s strong commitment to the future of fashion, encouraging young designers as they begin their careers, as well as inspiring the next generation to choose fashion as their future path.

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Richard Quinn’s H&M Design Award 2017 collection will be available this October

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Richard Quinn’s H&M Design Award 2017 collection will be available this October

 

By blending demi-couture skills with 1960s upholstery and a twist on shape and silhouette, St Martins MA graduate Richard Quinn won the 2017 H&M Design Award, and has now also produced a collection in collaboration with H&M that will be available in selected online markets and at the London flagship store in Oxford Circus on the 5th October

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — We believe that Richard’s collection is a great combination of creativity, technical skills and ethical thinking, which has beautifully translated into outstanding pieces that are fashion-forward yet wearable and desirable,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor at H&M and H&M Design Award jury chair.

Head-to-toe prints, exaggerated silhouettes and a fearless attitude are the main features of Richard Quinn’s H&M Design Award 2017 collection. When creating the collection, the London-based designer looked to traditional imagery of the 1950s and 60s, but wanted to put his own twist on it, so started playing with shapes and textiles in a new way.

A strapless ball gown in a multi-colored floral print echoes the New Look silhouette – built up with a corset and tulle inside, plus a balloon hem for even more volume – and is set against a voluminous metallic flower printed coat. Meanwhile, a classic trench coat goes oversized with 1980s power shoulders and features a vivid rose print lining, which can then be paired with over-the-knee stiletto sock boots in yet another dramatic floral.

“Throughout this whole experience, I’ve been encouraged by H&M to really hold true to my aesthetic and not water it down. I wanted to create intelligent pieces that people would want to wear – and I think we’ve done that, Richard Quinn.

Born and raised in London, 26-year old Richard graduated from the Central St Martins MA course in 2016. He was awarded the H&M Design Award 2017 by a jury that included Ann-Sofie Johansson (Creative Advisor at H&M), Imran Amed (Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Business of Fashion), Margareta van den Bosch (Creative Advisor to H&M), Yasmin Sewell (Fashion Director of Style.com), Pernille Teisbaek (Founder and Creative Director of Social Zoo) and Zanita Whittington (Creative Director of Azalle and Zanita Studio).

About the H&M Design Award
The H&M Design Award was founded in 2012 to support young designers. The annual prize underlines H&M’s strong commitment to the future of fashion, encouraging young designers as they embark on their careers, as well as inspiring the next generation to choose fashion as their future path.

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H&M announces exclusive designer collaboration with ERDEM

H&M announces exclusive designer collaboration with ERDEM

 

Stockholm, Sweden, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ —Today (13 JUL, 2017) H&M announced its big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM, the London based must-have designer loved by celebrities and fashion insiders alike. H&M is also pleased to reveal that the visionary film maker Baz Luhrmann will bring the collection to life through his unique storytelling. ERDEM x H&M will be available in selected stores as well as on hm.com, November 2.

For H&M, Erdem has designed a brand-new collection for women and, for the first time ever, a collection for men. Erdem believes in the power of beauty, exploring historical references and personal narratives in every piece he makes. For ERDEM x H&M he’ll reflect and reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections, playing with the prints, textiles and delicate craftsmanship that have made his name.

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time, says Erdem

“For me fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression –  a stand alone art form. I am excited to be collaborating with ERDEM and H&M to reveal the story of this unique collection,” says Baz Luhrmann.

“From the moment we started talking with Erdem about the collaboration, I was captured by his vision. For ERDEM x H&M he has created an enchanting world full of beauty, delicacy and rich details. These are special pieces you will want to wear forever,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Creative Advisor.

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H&M announces Richard Quinn as the winner of H&M Design Award 2017

H&M announces Richard Quinn as the winner of H&M Design Award 2017
H&M announces Richard Quinn as the winner of H&M Design Award 2017

 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yesterday (16 NOV, 2016) in London, Richard Quinn was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2017. Richard, a graduate from Central Saint Martins, was selected from eight international finalists by a jury of fashion experts chaired by H&M’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson. Richard Quinn wins €50,000, one-year’s mentorship from H&M, and the chance to develop pieces from the winning collection to be sold in selected H&M stores in Autumn 2017.

We all fell in love with Richard. He has a clear vision for his brand, and a real wow factor in his collections. Richard is deeply creative, with a very holistic view of the environment, and he’s a worthy winner of the H&M Design Award 2017,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative advisor.

Richard Quinn was selected by an international jury of fashion experts led by H&M’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson. Other jury members were, Imran Amed, editor in chief of Business of Fashion, Pernille Teisbaek, founder and creative director of Social Zoo, Zanita Whittington, creative director of Azalle and Zanita Studio, Yasmin Sewell, fashion director of Style.com, Hannah Jinkins, winner of the H&M Design Award 2016 and Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor to H&M.

“It means so much to win the H&M Design Award. It helps me to open a studio with an ethical way of working, which I think is the future of fashion. I want to create my own collection, as well as offer my generation a creative hub, supporting real craft in London,” say Richard Quinn, winner of the H&M Design Award.

The jury spent time with each of the eight finalists, taking the opportunity to look through their collections. After deliberating in private, the winner was announced to an audience of international fashion editors and stylists.

“Richard Quinn has the makings of something really great. There is a depth of creativity, with so many different ideas, a real commercial potential and also the sustainable thinking that will help him build a real values-based brand,” says Imran Amed, editor in chief of Business of Fashion.

26 year-old Richard Quinn impressed the jury with his unique vision for the future of fashion. The London-born graduate from the Central Saint Martins MA course not only cuts womenswear pieces that are both striking and desirable. He also prints all of his own fabrics using ethical processes, and plans to open a print studio that will become a creative hub for other young designers in London. It’s a holistic approach that runs through all of Quinn’s work, which he hopes will prove to be a new model for the fashion industry in the 21st century.

The jury expressed their excitement at meeting all of the finalists, who each showcased their unique design talents. The finalists, who each win €5,000, are:

Constance Blackaller – University of Westminster, UK
Yu Li Song – Samsung Art & Design Institute, South Korea
Alex Huang – Parsons School of Design, USA
Amir Marc – Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Isreal
Max Luo – Central Saint Martins, UK
YuTyng Chiu – Institute Francais de la Mode, France
Chen Peng – London College of Fashion, UK

The H&M Design Award was founded in 2012 to support young designers. Each year, students and graduates from some of the world’s most respected fashion and design colleges take part, bringing together some of the most exciting new talent from across the globe. The annual prize underlines H&M’s strong commitment to the future of fashion, encouraging young designers as they begin their careers, as well as inspiring the next generation to choose fashion as their future path.

For images of the final and more information about H&M Design Award, visit designaward.hm.com.

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KENZO x H&M made its runway debut at Pier 36 in New York

KENZO x H&M made its runway debut at Pier 36 in New York
KENZO x H&M made its runway debut at Pier 36 in New York

 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last night (20 OCT, 2016) at Pier 36 in New York, KENZO x H&M made its runway debut with a spectacular show directed by fashion legend Jean-Paul Goude. Guests were invited to experience the uniquely vibrant and playful energy of the KENZO x H&M collection designed by KENZO Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.

To the rhythm of a customized remix of “Express Yourself” by Sam Spiegel, dancers, beatboxers, whistlers and musicians came together to celebrate the beauty and power of individual expression. Through a unique choreography created by KENZO collaborator, Ryan Heffington the show cast presented the KENZO x H&M collection to an audience who experienced an inferno of playfulness, bold prints and vivid colours. As the show finished the celebration continued with a performance by rapper and surprise guest Ice Cube.

“Tonight was a celebration of everything we love about KENZO x H&M – it was a fun, vibrant and unexpected celebratory mix of different worlds coming together. It was a show we will never forget,” says Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Creative Directors of KENZO.

“The launch of KENZO x H&M was truly spectacular. It was amazing to see the collection come to life with all its incredible print, colour and energy. It was such an honor to have Jean-Paul Goude direct the show and he captured the mood perfectly”  says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3.

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Creative Director: Jean-Paul Goude
Music Director: Sam Spiegel
Choreography: Ryan Heffington

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H&M Design Award 2016 winner Hannah Jinkins launches capsule collection at selected H&M stores

H&M Design Award 2016 winner Hannah Jinkins launches capsule collection at selected H&M stores
H&M Design Award 2016 winner Hannah Jinkins launches capsule collection at selected H&M stores

 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dynamic shapes, utilitarian details and a fresh take on femininity define the capsule collection by H&M Design Award 2016 winner Hannah Jinkins. Hannah has worked closely with the H&M design team since the final in December 2015 to develop pieces from her winning collection, which will be available in selected H&M stores and online from October 20.

“I am so excited about Hannah’s collection for H&M. She thinks in a totally fresh way about women’s fashion, creating pieces that have a real energy and authenticity,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M

Hannah’s unique signature can be found throughout the collection, with every piece she designs, Hannah loves to find new ways to tailor and drape, often using workwear as her starting point. Oversized garments are fitted to the body using folds or staples; functional fabrics are given a feminine twist and proportions are played with for a fresh silhouette.

The oversized bomber, in waxed cotton, has its sleeves stapled to create the shape, while a dried wax cotton boiler suit has been folded, pleated and stapled for a new femininity. An oversized denim jacket has been cinched to create a unique take on a bomber, while a cropped sweater is slouchy and comforting to wear − its extended sleeves contrasting with its shorter length. Throughout the collection there are special details, such as the utilitarian staples that hold many of the folds, or the trims of silk that are caught in the seams to give a frayed, softening finish.

“I’ve had such an incredible experience creating this collection together with H&M. I’ve learned so much, and it’s amazing to see the pieces for H&M being so true to my winning collection”

Hannah Jinkins
25-year old British-born Hannah Jinkins graduated in 2015 from the womenswear programme at the Royal College of Art in London. She was awarded the H&M Design Award 2016 by a jury that included H&M Creative Advisors Ann-Sofie Johansson and Margareta van den Bosch, actress Kate Bosworth, Creative Director of Balmain Olivier Rousteing, stylist Katy England, photographer Nick Knight, blogger and founder of The Blonde Salad Chiara Ferragni and Floriane de Saint-Pierre, headhunter and founder of Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés. Founded in 2012, the H&M Design Award is open to students and graduates of some of the world’s most eminent fashion and design colleges, showing H&M’s commitment to the future of fashion and support for young and talented emerging designers.

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H&M announces collaboration with KENZO

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is proud to announce that its next designer collaboration will be with KENZO, the vibrant and playful Parisian house that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit. Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will bring the spirit of KENZO to H&M, creating collections for women and men as well as accessories. KENZO x H&M will be available in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3, 2016.

Since joining the house in 2011, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have set their own fashion agenda with collections full of bold colours and vivid prints, revealed through high-impact shows, artist collaborations and creative digital campaigns. Global influences and traditions are remixed and fused with the energy of the street, resulting in collections that are both inspirational and accessible to their fans around the world. At KENZO, fashion expresses freedom, joy and individuality for all.

“We can’t wait to share with everyone the world of KENZO x H&M, with all of its creativity, fun and love of fashion,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

“With this collaboration with H&M we want to think big, push the boundaries and bring the new energy of KENZO to everyone around the world,” says Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Creative Directors at KENZO.

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H&M announces collaboration with KENZO

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H&M launches 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection available from April 7

The 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection effortlessly merges a sense of history with modernity. Launched to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Fashion Forward – 300 years of Fashion at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, to which it pays homage, the collection conveys an idea of painterly and sophisticated elegance.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M design team has delved into the museum’s collections of archival fashions in order to pick up key pieces from the last three centuries of haute couture. The result is a contemporary and artistic collection that is soulful, progressive, conscious and truly unique. The collection will be available in approximately 180 stores worldwide and online from April 7.

“Working with innovative sustainable materials and ornate embellishment, the collection is a layering of references, shapes and textures topped off by intensely decorative accessories and deco-inspired bijoux,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

The fluid and easy silhouette revolves around languid dresses, arty kaftans and sculpted skirts. Prints add a dash of surprise, turning dresses into trompe l’oeil paintings or sculptures. A long ball gown with a deep neckline features a marble draping print; a liquid dress is adorned with a slice of Botticelli’s Three Graces. Short dresses and painter blouses ooze nonchalant sophistication, creating an electric and eclectic short-circuit between present and past.

“One of my favourite pieces from the collection is the mini asymmetric dress that was inspired by a painting by Gustave Moreau. I love the mix of a conscious, sustainable fabric and an old painting. It’s great to be able to have sustainable clothes that still look red carpet-ready,” says Julia Restoin Roitfeld, the face of the campaign.

Materials include organic silk, hemp, recycled linen and Tencel® blends as well as new innovative materials such as beads and rhinestones made from recycled glass and Denimite − a material made out of recycled worn-out denim, which H&M is the first fashion company to use.

Also new for this season’s launch of Conscious Exclusive are three wedding dresses − a feast of lightness and embellishment materialised in dreamy, draped lines, for the bride wanting to be as beautifully dressed as she is conscious.

H&M will be the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming exhibition “Fashion Forward – 300 years of Fashion” at Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Pamela Golbin is the Chief Curator of the exhibition.

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H&M launches 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection available from April 7

H&M launches 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection available from April 7

Hannah Jinkins wins H&M Design Award 2016

Yesterday in London, Hannah Jinkins was announced as the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016. Jinkins, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, London, was selected from eight finalists by an international jury that included amongst others Kate Bosworth, Olivier Rousteing and Nick Knight. As the H&M Design Award winner, Jinkins receives a one-year mentorship from H&M, a prize sum of €50,000 and the opportunity to develop her winning collection to be sold in selected H&M stores as well as online in autumn 2016.

LONDON, 2015-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Hannah is really brilliant. She has the ability to balance so many difficult things, like the raw with the refined, or something very grown up with something more youthful. I found choosing the winner of the H&M Design Award very difficult, because the calibre of the finalists is up there with the best in fashion,” says Kate Bosworth.

“I was so impressed by Hannah’s collection. It is very contemporary, with a real understanding of a woman’s body. It feels like something very new in womenswear, which makes her such an exciting winner of the H&M Design Award 2016”, says Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor of H&M.

“Hannah is amazing. She has her own unique vision. She has such strong energy, she’s modern, young and really knows what she wants. She works with a tough fabric, yet somehow manages to make it sexy and glamorous at the same time,” says Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain.

Eight finalists selected from 40 of the world’s most respected design schools yesterday took part in a fashion show at The Orangery in Kensington Palace, London. Each finalist presented four looks from their graduation collections to an audience that included the jury and, for the first time, invited members of the global fashion media.

24-year old Hannah Jinkins, from London, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015. Her collection created a balance between tough fabrics like raw denim and inner linings of silk. Her silhouettes are oversized yet feminine, showing a real understanding of the female body.

“I feel very honoured and proud to have won the H&M Design Award. When my name was announced, it was very surreal and I felt quite emotional. I want to start my own label, and winning the award means I can follow my dream,” says Hannah Jinkins, winner of the H&M Design Award 2016.

The H&M Design Award was founded in 2012, underlining H&M’s strong commitment to the future of fashion. It is open to students and graduates of the world’s most respected design colleges in 16 countries, with the winner each year chosen by a highly-respected jury of international fashion experts.

The H&M Design Award 2016 featured students from the highest number of colleges ever, with schools from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, the US, Japan and Korea. The eight selected finalists each won €5,000.

For images from the final, including the jury, winner, finalists and runway images, visit hm.com and for more information about H&M Design Award, please visit designaward.hm.com.

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Hannah Jinkins wins H&M Design Award 2016

Hannah Jinkins wins H&M Design Award 2016

H&M announces a collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is proud to announce a collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris to celebrate the new H&M Conscious Exclusive collection. This beautiful new range has been inspired by the archives of the museum, and will be launched on Thursday 7th April to coincide with the opening of the hotly anticipated exhibition, Fashion forward – Three centuries of fashion. H&M is delighted to also reveal that Parisian art director, style maven and sustainability champion, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, will be the face of the campaign.

“I am honoured to be the ambassador of such a unique project. I think that the idea of creating a collection inspired by the history of art and fashion is brilliant. Especially since it is made with innovative and sustainable materials which are the future of fashion” says Julia. Known for her distinctive personal sense of style, Julia is the embodiment of effortless, conscious and modern cool.

For this Conscious Exclusive collection the H&M design team has worked closely with the museum, delving into their collections of archival fashions as well as the work of artists such as Gustave Moreau to find inspiration. The outcome is a glamorous line of modern red carpet pieces infused with tactile charm, a nostalgic aesthetic and a historical legacy.

“With this collection we brought the idea of sustainability to new levels. Working with new innovative materials such as beads and rhinestones made from recycled glass and Denimite, a material made from recycled worn-out denim. We have created contemporary styles imbued with a sophisticated charm” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

H&M will be the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming exhibition which will include selected styles from the H&M archives, including a look from the first ever H&M designer collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld in 2004 as well as one silhouette from the new Conscious Exclusive collection.

The complete collection, featuring clothing and accessories for women, will be available from Thursday 7th April in around 180 stores worldwide and online.

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H&M announces a collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

H&M announces a collaboration with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Graduate Ximon Lee is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Graduate Ximon Lee from Parsons School of Design, is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award. The special eight-piece collection for H&M, that Ximon envisions being worn by both men and women, celebrates his passion for structure, fabric and volume. The collection will be available in selected H&M stores, as well as online at hm.com, from 22nd October 2015.

“I am thrilled with Ximon’s collection for H&M. His bonded fabrics and structured shapes are really exciting, and show exactly why Ximon won the H&M Design Award,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

Ximon has worked closely with the H&M design team to recreate the complex bonded fabrics that captivated the international jury in London last year, whose members included designer Luella Bartley and singer Lily Allen. The collection is made up of eight key pieces that can either be worn as a full look or styled together to create an individual look. It captures the themes of denim and embroidery, which are key elements in Ximon’s designs and together they present his vision for the future of menswear.

“I had such a great time creating this collection for H&M. They have been so respectful, and have found the best ways to recreate my pieces. I can’t wait to see it in stores,” says Ximon Lee, winner of the H&M Design Award 2015.

To create an oversized silhouette, Ximon used a layer of foam that sits between two layers of denim in both a heavy twill denim jacket and a pair of wide shorts. The collection also includes a cotton top printed with in oversized denim rib and a pair of structured denim trousers with chunky zips, embroidered with blue metallic thread. Jersey leggings have a denim feel, while an all-over print on a jacquard knit creates the effect of huge ribbing.

Ximon is the fourth winner of the H&M Design Award, an annual prize that was founded to support and encourage design graduates at the very beginning of their careers. In addition to developing his collection for H&M, Ximon also received a prize sum of €50,000 and showed his collection at Fashion Week in Stockholm in January 2015. Ximon is now in the process of setting up his own label and continuing his career within fashion.

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Graduate Ximon Lee is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award

Graduate Ximon Lee is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award

H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials to create pieces of great individual style

H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials, using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen and organic leather to create pieces of great individual style. The collection, worn exclusively by actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde in the campaign, will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-3-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year’s Conscious Exclusive takes inspiration from around the planet, with a focus on the versatility of the dress. An organic linen and silk sleeveless gown with a glamorous shape is printed hand-drawn images of birds. A black cocktail dress is made from Tencel and recycled wool, with an African influence in its embellished rows of recycled sequins. Meanwhile a sleeveless cocktail dress has a print inspired by Japanese ink, and is made from organic hemp, organic silk and organic cotton.

Each piece in the collection is special, whether it’s the bomber jacket made from a Tencel jacquard that’s like the reverse of a jaquard, with threads left purposefully loose, or the organic silk tuxedo blazer that’s slashed to the elbow to create a dramatic effect.

The use of more sustainable materials is varied and comprehensive, from the recycled beads on a flapper dress, to the organic leather used for a minimalist leather jacket and the stack-heeled sandals.

“I love the Conscious Exclusive collection at H&M, both for the look, and also for its ethics. This is how all fashion should be: great style that’s naturally more sustainable,” says Olivia Wilde.

“I love the global influences to this Conscious Exclusive collection and the beauty of the hand-drawn prints, made by one of our talented in house designers. And Olivia Wilde is the perfect choice for this collection, sharing with H&M a commitment to a more sustainable future,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Adviser H&M.

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H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials to create pieces of great individual style

H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials to create pieces of great individual style

 

H&M announces that Olivia Wilde will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2014-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is proud to announce that Olivia Wilde, actress and humanitarian, will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign. Olivia, well known for her commitment to sustainability and her engagement for environmental causes will appear in the campaign wearing pieces from the collection. Conscious Exclusive will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.

“Sustainability is one of my biggest passions. I’m proud to be the face of H&M Conscious Exclusive, a collection which shows the stylishness of
sustainability,” says Olivia Wilde.

There’s a global influence to this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection, with inspiration from African, Asian and Indian cultures in both cut and detail. Dresses are a focus, along with hand-drawn prints created especially for the collection.

“I love the look of this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection. The pieces are full of character with the most beautiful prints, all made from more sustainable materials,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s head of design for new development.

Each garment and accessory is made of materials such as organic silk, organic cotton, organic linen, Tencel®, recycled polyester and conscious leather. The collection is the latest stage in H&M’s long-term commitment to more sustainable fashion. For more information on H&M Conscious, visit hm.com

Kristina Stenvinkel
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H&M announces that Olivia Wilde will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign

H&M announces that Olivia Wilde will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign

H&M announces the finalists chosen from the world’s leading design schools for the H&M Design Award 2015

H&M is pleased to announce the finalists for the H&M Design Award 2015. The eight graduates, chosen from the world’s leading design schools, have been selected as some of the most promising talents of their generation. Now in its fourth year, the H&M Design Award underlines H&M’s strong commitment to encourage future talents who will help to push global fashion forwards.

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — “As a design-driven company, it is an honour for H&M to be able to support fashion’s future talents. The level of creativity, passion and technical skills we’ve seen for this year’s H&M Design Award is exceptional.” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Head of Design for New Development.

Each of the finalists will present their sources of inspiration and collection to a jury of fashion experts, which will choose the overall winner. They will also be rewarded with a finalist prize sum of €5,000. This year’s jury will include Luella Bartley, Design Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs; Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Director of British Vogue; Paula Goldstein di Principe, Creative Director; Tommy Ton, Visual Journalist; Angelo Flaccavento, Freelance Fashion Critic; Justin O’Shea, Buying Director for Mytheresa.com; Lily Allen, Singer/Songwriter; Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design, New Development, H&M and Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M.

THE FINALISTS:

MAGDALENA BROZDA (Poland) – Magdalena took her MA at the Geneva University of Art and Design. Her collection is based on positive and celebratory ideas of death.

ANDREAS EKLÖF (Sweden) – Andreas took his Masters at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden. His nominated collection used taping to develop new ideas in outdoors wear.

GRAHAM FAN (Canada/Hong Kong) – An MA graduate from Central Saint Martins, London. Graham used hand-woven techniques to develop the complex textiles for his minimalist silhouettes.

ANDREA JIAPEI LI (China) – Andrea studied on the MFA program at Parsons, in New York. For her collection, she used the antithesis of her aesthetics to define herself and her work in a new way.

JAMES KELLY (UK) – James took the MA course at the Royal College of Art in London. His inspiration was photographic imagery of garments caught in movement.

LEONARD KOCIC (Serbia/Sweden) – Leonard studied at Beckmans College of Design in Sweden. His nominated collection is based on his memories of his mother.

XIMON LEE (Hong Kong) – Ximon studied menswear at Parsons, New York. His collection was inspired by the documentary “Children of Leningradsky”.

FIONA O’NEILL (Ireland) –  Fiona studied on the BA course at Central Saint Martins, London. Her inspiration for her nominated collection came from women painting pictures of other women.

The winner of H&M Design Award 2015 will be announced on January 27, 2015. He or she will receive a prize sum of €50,000, and their own catwalk show to present the winning collection at Fashion Week Stockholm. The winner will also receive mentoring and the chance to develop pieces from the winning collection to be sold at selected H&M stores.

For more information about H&M Design Award 2015 visit designaward.hm.com

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H&M announces the finalists chosen from the world’s leading design schools for the H&M Design Award 2015

H&M announces the finalists chosen from the world’s leading design schools for the H&M Design Award 2015

Eddy Anemian collection to be available at selected H&M stores, as well as online, from October 23

H&M Design Award 2014 winner Eddy Anemian has created a highly developed capsule collection, translating his painstaking techniques of cut and construction. To create this special collection, Eddy has worked closely with the H&M design team to capture the elegant mood and precision of his winning designs. The pieces will be available at selected H&M stores, as well as online, from October 23.

Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-10-1— /EPR Retail News/ — “I had such a good experience creating the collection with H&M. They really respected the idea of the collection, translating my couture cutting and sewing techniques. It was like seeing my clothes made real,” says Eddy Anemian.

“Eddy’s winning collection was breathtaking. Everyone at H&M has enjoyed working with Eddy to bring his exceptional work to a wider audience,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design, New Development H&M.

For his winning collection, inspired by Tilda Swinton’s character in the movie “I Am Love” and the French painter Ingres, Eddy cut floral upholstery fabric into strips, then reconstructed them to create both structure and abstract pattern. This technique has been recreated for Eddy’s collection with H&M, such as in a blue floral jacket with strips that spread out from the neckline, then curve inward over the hips.

A long yellow floral skirt is constructed from vertical strips, while a white skirt is made from horizontal raw-edged ruffles to give the impression of the patterns found in marble. Alongside pieces such as a white jumpsuit with floral sleeves, there’s a black heavy twill top, and a white pair of high-waist pants to provide contrast.

Eddy has just completed his final year at La Cambre, and is now hoping to gain more experience within the fashion industry, before hoping to one day launch a label under his own name. He is the latest winner of the H&M Design Award, an annual prize launched in 2012 to support and encourage young fashion graduates at the very beginning of their careers. To find out more about the award, please visit www.designaward.hm.com

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Eddy Anemian collection to be available at selected H&M stores, as well as online, from October 23

Eddy Anemian collection to be available at selected H&M stores, as well as online, from October 23