H&M Lookbook: Womenswear Fall 2011 Collection

Posted on June 03, 2011

We realize that the first week of June is not normally a time when most of us want to look at sweaters, but such is the strange calendar by which the fashion world operates. Crank up the AC if you have to, because we think this is an amazingly chic-looking collection coming out of H & M. H&M’s Head of Design, Ann-Sofie Johansson, says,  “I’m particularly fond of this collection because it’s so easy to wear, so grown up and yet totally of the moment and with such great fashion attitude. Most pieces are fashion classics updated with a new silhouette or shape or simply new styling,” “Grown up” is definitely the operative phrase here. These aren’t the disposable teenager’s clothes H&M has become known for. So, who among the bitter kittens will be picking up pieces from this line when it goes on sale?


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    • Anonymous

      I hate the model and the styling, but the clothes look interesting. 

    • http://twitter.com/dennang Dennis Nangle

      I love you, Karlie Kloss!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      As a tall woman who has had to fight pants that are too short, there isn’t a chance in hell you’re getting me into wide leg pants that are 4 inches above my ankle.  Love the first look though.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll trade you! I can’t find pants I don’t swim in, and no, I can’t exactly afford a tailor.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

          You don’t want to trade.  At least tailoring is an available option for you. Women’s clothing manufacturers rarely allow enough extra fabric to extend the length of pants more than a 1/4 of an inch.

          • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

            Amen to that. I don’t even want to talk about long sleeve shirts. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      Me!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      eehhhhhh no.

    • Anonymous

      Some great looks here. I especially love the floral dress and that first all black look. I’ll have to see them in person though, because H&M fabrics and construction can be hit and miss.

      • http://www.facebook.com/katie.jl.lam Katie Lam

        Totally agreed – normally it’s horrible cheap fabric with itchy seams and zips and a terrible fit.  You can see already in the runway show that none of the clothes look as good in motion as they do in the stills (and these women are about seven feet tall, weigh absolutely nothing and make clothes look good for a career…)

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. It makes me concerned about the coats. They look good in these pics, but I can’t imagine them being substantial/durable enough to make it through an entire season without looking like schmatas.

    • Anonymous

      I think the collection is great!  However being a petite woman with an hourglass figure I find that H&M rarely creates clothes that flatter me…so I won’t be purchasing any of the above :(

    • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

      I’m pretty sure that I now desperately need that shade of lipstick.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aldona-Dye/216300255 Aldona Dye

      I don’t think so.  Without the styling and without the person wearing them being Karlie Kloss, a lot of the pieces look really cheap and basic.

    • Judy_J

      I love those leather and knit gloves!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aldona-Dye/216300255 Aldona Dye

      I do like all of the coats, though.

    • Gabriella Soza

      ahhh i love it all!

    • Anonymous

      These are basic and interchangeable pieces that could be worked into most wardrobes. I hope the clothes are as cute in real life. P.S. I’m totally ready for fall/winter.

      • Anonymous

        Same here! People tell me I’m crazy, but just the little tase of muggy NY summer that we have already had makes me pine for the crisp fall weather.

      • Anonymous

        We’re STILL having winter in the bay area!! I could wear these clothes right now.

    • MilaXX

      I like the vest in the first pic and the sweater with the ornate buttons. I also like the hats the model wore. My biggest problem is already having a large-ish head and thick hair, now that I’m loc’d hat buying is quite the challenge.

    • Anonymous

      i want the khaki cape, those (gulp) skirt/shorts, and every color of the long, wide-legged slacks.  i wouldn’t say no to that wool trench coat, either LOL.

    • Anonymous

      Some really great pieces here; I particularly like the printed skirts, pleather jacket and that black shawl.
      The pleated, high-waisted, wide-legged pants, however, make me want to cry.

    • Anonymous

      The should have picked a better picture of the highwater pants., the sideseam is rippling to hell.
      ~~~~
      I don’t mind looking at pictures of Fall clothes in the summer, and yes it’s full on summer where I am, but it makes my skin crawl the way the celebrities  insist on wearing them in the reverse seasons.

    • http://twitter.com/msatch Marlon Satchell

      There are a couple of pieces (the a-line grey skirt, for one) that I
      think would work on my very tall and thin figure. I like some of the
      trousers, but I doubt they’d be long enough for me. I don’t think that
      the store versions and stylings (including proportions) are ever exactly
      the same as the lookbook versions so i doubt they’d work for me. I’ll
      definitely check out the line when it comes out, though!

    • http://twitter.com/msatch Marlon Satchell

      There are a couple of pieces (the a-line grey skirt, for one) that I
      think would work on my very tall and thin figure. I like some of the
      trousers, but I doubt they’d be long enough for me. I don’t think that
      the store versions and stylings (including proportions) are ever exactly
       the same as the lookbook versions so i doubt they’d work for me. I’ll
      definitely check out the line when it comes out, though!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RK5MAF2VNT32ULNYFIXDANTEC4 Terence

      *sigh If only Men’s fashion was as fun and inexpensively created by H & M.  I hope they release a similar one soon.  If it’s like these, I’ll hit the store hard.

    • http://www.facebook.com/atelierjl Atelier Jimmy Leonardo

      The fact that it’s Karlie Kloss made this colletion MUUUCHH BETTER!! Love you Karlie!! *huge fan*

    • Anonymous

      Love the coats and some of the tops but it’ll be a cold day in hell before anyone gets me in harem pants. I can’t believe they’re really trying to get us all back into pleated, high-waisted pants. Did the 80s teach us nothing?

    • Anonymous

      No to the fringe, no to the (OPEN!) harem pants. Yes to the gloves, the booties, the layering style, and the prints. It’s a much better collection than I’d expect from H&M, so good for them!

    • Valerie Owens

      Need a hotpad? Here, use my skirt!
       

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Very much liked the grey skirt and the leather vest.  Those wide-legged trousers, however, would not suit my 5’3″ frame!

      My cat, though, was quite intrigued with the runway video.

    • Anonymous

      Culottes are “grown up?”  And please, don’t try the gaucho pant again. It flatters NObody.

      Other than that, they’re pleasant pieces.

    • Anonymous

      I love wide-legged pants, but what’s with the pleating? Just last week I watched Joe Zee try to talk someone out of showing pleated pants to a buyer on All on the Line. Listen to Joe.

      I would love the brown pants if they weren’t harem pants. I really wish the fashion industry would stop trying to make harem happen.

      There’s an H&M in my area, but I’ve never been. Is it even worth it for someone who is most definitely not 22 years old?

       

      • Anonymous

        I stop in at H&M every now and then to look for pieces to punch up my pretty basic, neutral core wardrobe.

        It’s funny though, I kind of love harem pants.  There’s no accounting for taste!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll check it out.  I’m liking the vests and the layered look in the second photo.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      people are gonna hate the pants but some of this–that shot: the camel & tangerine, in particular, reminds me of old old & nearly impossible to find sonia rykiel {c1971, say}–which i just love.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000357883139 Lynzee Michelle Lamb

      I like some of the pieces but there’s no way in hell you’ll get me in those giant pants or the long-john-look-a-likes.

    • Anonymous

      After the winter we just had in New England, designers & stores can take their fall/winter collections and stick them where the sun don’t shine! My mind’s on t-shirts, sunshine, and walks on the beach – see you in September!  :)

    • Anonymous

      Who can see the clothes with all that model hair all over everything? Love the cloche hat. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Some great looks here, I love and would wear almost all of it (minus the hats). However, these lookbooks get on my nerves because only a fraction of the pieces ever make it into the stores! Teases!

    • Anonymous

      Wow, Karlie really is a chameleon isn’t she? Yes, I do like some of the clothes. However, I don’t think much of this would look good on someone like myself, who is far from tall and thin. The high waisted and cropped slacks need to die a thousand deaths. 

    • girl crow

      First and second pictures, want now, would wear it all, black vest is a particular favorite though.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take the gray vest and the trousers if they are 1) Long enough to hit my shoe-tops and 2) offered in a dark neutral without the sheen.

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      A line that I like, can afford, AND wear to work?  Perfect.