It was announced earlier this year (July-ish) that Maison Martin Margiela would be the next design house to partner with H&M for their next designer collaboration. Maison Martin Margiela would have extremely benefited from the mass exposure, personally I knew nothing about the designer until now. Martin Margiela is a german born designer who worked with Jean Paul Gaultier for a few years post school, and before he started his own label that we are aware of today.
The one item I REALLY wanted from the Maison Martin Margiela's H&M re-editions collection was this Royal Blue dress. I knew it was going to be a battle to get, and I couldn't take the morning off work to stand in line to increase my odds. So when I walked up to my H&M store during lunch I was right, no blue dresses to be found, BUT I was pleasantly surprised by the full rack of beautiful red dresses, that I also admired online while looking. I snag one in my size and I couldn't be happier! The dress is labelled the "Hitched Up" dress. This dress can play two roles; it can be a long flowy maxi dress or you can pull up the bottom right side of the dress and hitch it up over your shoulder.
Tonight we are attending our friends wedding and I think I just might wear this dress as a maxi for the family dinner portion but then hitch up the shoulder when we are partying.
We will just have to see.