Valentino x Gap First Look

H&M x Lanvin has been grabbing endless headlines since its NYC runway show late last week and subsequent in-store launch. The collaboration, for one, has brought new meaning to diffusion high-fashion. But another partnership is following in Alber Elbaz-meets-Swedish-fast-fashion’s footsteps. Valentino x Gap is proving that FW10 is perhaps the most exciting season of designer collaborations fashion has seen so far. The Telegraph has procured a first look at the collection, which is chock-full of military-inspired garb and Valentino’s signature ruffles. Prices are in the H&M x Lanvin range (which means coats and more complicated pieces will cost you between $100-$200). But given the uniqueness of the silhouettes and fabrics, the limited-edition line looks well worth it.

The only downfall here is that the majority of the styles are fashioned out of military-friendly olive green fabrics—one of the key trends of the season. So, while the styles are especially on point for the coming months, given military-inspired fashions’ ubiquity this fall, they just may need to be packed away along with one’s fur, shearling aviator jackets, and camel coats come spring before they can be revived seasons later yet again.

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