H&M's New Eco-Friendly Collection Pays Homage to Great Works of Art
You don’t have to enter an insanely pricey auction to own a piece of world-renowned art. Thanks to H&M’s 2016 Conscious Exclusive Collection, you can own a masterpiece and wear it, too. Like its name implies, this spring-ready selection of evening gown-like frocks and sportier cocktail dresses not only celebrates French art—inspiration was taken from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs’ new exhibition, Fashion Forward: 300 Years of Fashion—but also includes materials that do not harm the environment and are ultra sustainable.
Available on April 7 in stores and online, the multi-faceted selection, modeled by fashion It girl Julia Restoin Roitfeld, includes fabrics made of silk, hemp, Tencel blends, and recycled linen—all designed to reflect artwork like that of Botticelli’s Three Graces. Embellished designs were made possible using recycled glass and Denimite, a material composed of old denim. If you’re a bride-to-be, three wedding dresses are also part of the line.
“One of my favorite pieces from the collection is the mini asymmetric dress that was inspired by a painting by Gustave Moreau. I love the mix of a conscious, sustainable fabric and an old painting. It’s great to be able to have sustainable clothes that still look red carpet-ready,” Roitfeld said in a statement.
See more of the pieces available above—and mark your calendar, the full batch hits stores on April 7.