Last week, T's sister Michelle and I were invited to the VIP launch of H&M's Conscious Exclusive Collection 2016 at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall. The clothes in the collection are made from sustainable materials such as organic silk, linen, hemp, Denimite, and the embellishments are made from recycled glass. How cool right?
The collection is inspired by the exhibit "Fashion Forward-- Three Centuries of Fashion" at the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs of Palais du Louvre in Paris which covers 300 years of high fashion from the world's most influential designers. This explains why the pieces are very artsy and glamorous.
Here is a look at some of the items in the collection. From left to right: Silk-blend Blouse with Lace (PhP3,990), Silk-blend Skirt with Lace (PhP7,990), and A-line Lyocell-blend Dress (PhP3,490).
This Tunic (PhP7,990) is jacquard fabric made from a blend of Tencel and organic silk while the glass bead embroideries are made from recycled glass.
One of my favorites is this Lyocell and Silk Dress (PhP4,990) which is made from Tencel® lyocell and mulberry silk and with glittery threads.
On the left is the Lyocell-blend Vest (PhP5,490) which is a long, double-breasted vest in thick satin made from Tencel® lyocell and wool. On the right is the Patterned Silk Tunic (PhP7,990) which is made from airy, woven organic mulberry silk fabric.
This oversized Jaquard-weave Silk-blend Coat (PhP9,990) is made from recycled polyester and mulberry silk with glittery threads.
And my favorite piece in the collection is the Linen-silk Blend Dress (PhP10,990) which is made from organic linen and and mulberry silk and decorated with flower-shaped appliqués with embroidery in organic cotton.
After the viewing, Michelle and I went around to shop for ourselves and for her kids. And here is our obligatory fitting room we-fie. OOTD time! Michelle is wearing a a top from Mango, skirt from H&M, shoes from Banana Republic, and carrying a bag from Balenciaga. I'm wearing a top from Harlan + Holden, pants from Mango, shoes from Michael Kors, and carrying a bag from Hermes.
The H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection is in 174 H&M stores worldwide starting April 7, 2016. For more information, visit www.hm.com/ph. Enjoy shopping!