Style Secrets—Posing for H&M, Cris Urena poses for a new style update from the store with a lingerie shoot featuring intimate looks in all white. The Dominican-American beauty recently made an appearance in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, making her a model to look out for. The H&M shoot has Cris posing in a set of sun-drenched images with perfectly curled tresses and glam makeup looks.
Curve Appeal–Last year, plus size model Jennie Runk made headlines by posing for an H&M swimwear photo shoot, and now she is back again in the Swedish retailer’s “Private Paradise” style book. The curvy beauty dons tropics ready looks including bathing suits, maxi dresses and denim shorts in a set of sun-filled images. In fashion, there has been a lot of discussion recently about including plus size models in brand images and even runway shows. With H&M embracing the move, it’ll be interesting to see whether other fashion companies do the same.
Photo: Alexander Wang by Steven Klein. Courtesy of H&M
At midnight EST time earlier today, the news broke that Alexander Wang was the latest designer collaboration for H&M. Now, more information has been released about the highly anticipated collection thanks to an official press release. The line will launch on November 6th and will be made available in 250 H&M stores worldwide. The range features apparel for women and men as well as accessories. As the creative director of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang told WWD his thoughts on fast fashion, saying, “It’s a different era and a different world today and I think everything is changing, the whole system of fashion and design and I think there’s an opportunity for everyone to create and do something that is different and individual. I think it’s a really interesting thing and how it all correlates to the industry and how it’s all evolving.”
Image: Alexander Wang and Margareta van den Bosch at H&M event announcing the collaboration
Wang Teams with H&M–Balenciaga creative director Alexander Wang is taking his namesake brand into the fast fashion arena with an upcoming H&M collaboration. The designer made the announcement on his Instagram page just a few hours ago with a short video clip. There is not much else known about the collaboration, but we’re certainly excited to learn more! H&M’s past designer collections include names like Versace, Marni and Lanvin.
Back to Basics–American model Taylor Hill stars in a recent shoot for H&M’s Divided line featuring basic looks perfect for loungewear style. Hasse Nielsen of Camera Link captures the brunette in a mix of striped dresses, throw-on tees and long socks for the laid-back set. Also make sure to check out H&M’s summer campaign starring Gisele Bundchen.
H&M’s Super Summer–Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen is back again for the summer 2014 campaign from H&M. In a preview released on WWD, the supermodel is shown wearing a skin-baring bikini look for the image photographed by Lachlan Bailey. Gisele also appeared in the brand’s fall advertisements last year. In addition to the print campaign, the blonde beauty will also be singing a cover of Blondie’s classic “Heart of Glass” in a special video. Last year, Gisele sung “All Day and All of the Night”. Model, singer and businesswoman, Gisele does it all!
By Night–Swedish retailer H&M has a new style update, this time for nighttime ready looks starring Maryna Linchuk. The blonde model rocks mostly black looks in form-fitting silhouettes with sequins for a touch of evening glamour. Posing against a backdrop of neon blues and pinks, Maryna wears a mix of maxi dresses, bustiers and shorts for the photo shoot.
Gallery Girl–Polish beauty Jac Jagaciak stars in H&M’s latest trend update for its “Gallery Girl” shoot featuring pop art inspired prints and eye-catching sequin embellishments. The brunette model poses in a mix of sharp separates as well as girly shapes in the set of colorful images. Also, make sure to check out H&M’s recent Conscious Exclusive campaign featuring eco-friendly fabrics.
Amber Valletta for H&M Conscious Exclusive Spring 2014 Campaign
H&M’s Conscious Campaign–After featuring the Conscious Exclusive lookbook earlier this week, we have a look at the spring 2014 Conscious campaign starring 90s icon Amber Valletta and the EVER Manifesto designers. Wearing the collection of sustainable materials including Tencel, polyamide and hand-drawn prints; the women charm in the fashionable designs. “H&M is proud of its sustainability work. Conscious and Conscious Exclusive show the breadth of possibilities with sustainable materials, and our new Clever Care labeling lets our customers join our mission towards a more sustainable future for fashion,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M´s Head of Design, New Development. The Clever Care labeling gives customers tips for cleaning their clothes with less of an environmental impact.
Miranda’s H&M Film–Following up her print advertisements for the brand, Miranda Kerr stars in a fashion film for H&M’s spring line. The video shows the Australian model getting hit with a water sprinkling system, and then heading inside for a quick wardrobe change that turns out to not be so quick as she admires all the looks from the spring line. Snapping selfies set to the tunes of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”, the top model shows off the new season looks while her friend waits outside in a cab. Luckily her pal seems to take it all in good stride, laughing it off once Miranda shares her fashionable photos. Watch the video below and see more of Miranda on HM.com.