& Other Stories takes a lyrical approach to fall ’14.
H&M’s sister brand has collaborated with Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li on a new capsule line of shoes, clothes and accessories.
The “I Follow Rivers” singer said she had been searching for versatile yet comfortable shoes to wear for performances when she met Nicole Wilson, & Other Stories’ shoe designer. Featuring a slip-on sandal, a loafer and an ankle boot, the predominantly black-and-white line “covers [Li’s] needs, from travel, hotel stays and work in the studio, to dinners out and the stage,” Wilson said.
The shoes, as well as a shopper bag and backpack, are available in genuine leather or croc-embossed patent versions.
“Lykke and I talked about creating something together for quite a while,” said Behnaz Aram, ready-to-wear designer at & Other Stories. “We share the same aesthetics and love for classics and quality, which shows in this collection.”
“This collection will be my uniform until the day I die,” Li said. “From slippers and loafers, to cigarette pants and the perfect blazer, to the cashmere sweater and the silk shirt. You get the point, be the man you want to marry.”
Ranging from $60 for shorts to $345 for leather boots, the line will be available in October to shop online.
Earlier this year, & Other Stories announced plans to open a store in New York at the end of 2014.