Only six more sleeps til Marni at H&M! Having had a early preview last week, my money’s on the accessories. In particular the huge plastic petal necklaces that come in at around £29.99-£34.99 and the vintage-y bracelets which have a nice weight to them and seem well made…
Of the clothing, the striped pyjama shirt was my ultimate winner; again it seems nicely made, the proportions are good and the details spot on (um yeah, this sample could’ve done with a steam). I also examined the polka dot pieces of which I think the coat and jacket will be the items to sell out fastest. The shapes are highly wearable, ageless and versatile although the prints are distinctive, so avoid like the plague if you’re precious about being seen in the same clothes as someone else (that said, none of these pieces are subtle).
There’s also a lovely selection of what I call ‘scout scarves’ to wear like neckerchiefs or boy-scout style with a little triangle on the back. Mind you, when I studied mine (in the goody bag, thank you H&M), I found that the scarf is literally a silk triangle with an unfinished edge – not a square folded over. It didn’t bother me but I thought it was worth mentioning in case you’re fussy about such things.
Of the whole collection, I anticipate that the most expensive pieces will end up being the most popular. These include the navy patent-leather jacket with knitted sleeves and zipped pockets (£149.99) and the tan patent-leather T-shirt with knitted sleeves (£99.99) – both infused with Marni’s 60s-meets-futuristic-meets-sporty vibe.
Marni at H&M goes on sale on 8th March. Will you be queuing and what will you be buying?