Do our eyes deceive us or did we just get a first look at the Balmain x H&M collaboration due out in November?
Chicagoan Kathryn Swartz Rees might have just debuted the hotly anticipated collection (shoes included!) on her Instagram. If the 99 product images are actually of the line, we now know why Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing has been so careful about releasing the shots of the capsule. There are some pretty standout shoes.
Posted a ton of #HMBALMAINATION pics on Instagram. Lots of pieces in this collab.
— Kathryn Swartz Rees (@kathrynswartz) October 7, 2015
In an interview with The Cut, Rees explained how she found the pictures:
“The images are the vast majority of the collection. There are some additional colorways — bandeau top in white and ring in clear for example — not pictured.
The real story is terribly unexciting: H&M’s site was indexed by Google and I happened to search at the right time using the right parameters. All images were taken from that H&M URL. No surprise, that site is no longer live. A good note to web dev teams working on super hot designer collabs: stay in your sandbox!”
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about the big break. In the meantime, here is your first look at styles reportedly from the new collaboration.
Back in May, Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn hit the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards wearing the new collection.
UPDATED: As of this morning Kathryn Swartz Rees’ Instagram had removed images of the collection.
For Kendall Jenner’s best spring ’16 runway moments, click through the gallery below.