Anna Dello Russo Designs Accessories Collection For H&M
Touches of Liberace-esque flamboyance, Donatella Versace-worthy swankiness, Iris Apfel-like eccentricity, and Daphne Guinness-y experimentalism coalesce in the iconic style sensibility of Milan-based fashion editrix and blogger Anna Dello Russo. With nearly twenty years of experience developing the voice and look of such premiere publications as Vogue Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, and Vogue Japan, Dello Russo favors baroque ensembles that often involve elaborate headpieces (a headband adorned with faux cherries the size of tennis balls, headbands adorned with veils, peony-like flowers, and clustered feathers arching upwards in a gravity-defying manner, and spectators covered with rosettes framed by a halo of feathers), over-the-top fur coats in a rainbow of colors, and feather-adorned dresses and coats.
Steering away from its usual collaborations with fashion designers (including, of course, the budding talent on the reality competition show Fashion Star) and with photographers and illustrators (as with the “Your Art Here” project), retail chain H&M invited the beloved Dello Russo to design a collection of affordable accessories inspired by her personal aesthetic.
Hitting stores on October 4th, the Anna Dello Russo for H&M collection will include grandiloquent, audacious, fantasy-inspired, rococo jewelry pieces, sunglasses, shoes, and handbags. The photo above offers a sneak peek of some of the designs — from an aqua leather minaudiere with rounded edges and a figural gilded top clasp to black cat eye sunglasses featuring crystals along the top rim, strappy golden sandals with a cagework pattern along the uppers, a baroque golden minaudiere with sculptural details along its façade and a cameo-like turquoise stone at the center, and coiled enamel bracelets.
Stay tuned for more details!