H&M x Erdem Debut Capsule Holiday Collection Show in L.A.: Recap and Gallery
Wednesday (Oct. 18) Erdem and H&M transformed The Ebell on Wilshire Boulevard into a darkly romantic, lush English garden filled from floor to ceiling with an array of plant life. The historic Ebell, since 1897, is an educational and philanthropic women's club, which seemedfitting for Erdem.
The seating for the show spanned maze-like from indoors to the outside garden and the seats themselves were all vintage re-upholstered chairs, some with fabric from the collection. It truly was as if one had stepped out of Los Angeles and entered a hidden, magical pocket of fantasy. Baz Luhrmann's special short film, which debuted following the show further, confirmed that these pieces of clothes are part of dream territory. Yet, with the pop-up shop that opened directly after, they became actively part of reality. The collection marked the first time Erdem has shown menswear. And while the pieces suit men beautifully, the blazers on women are are also pretty fantastic, as modeled on the runway.
As all good evenings tend to end, there was dancing to music. The music that night was created by the ever-inspiring Grimes, who delivered one of her classically energetic performances, and reminded us that one of the luckiest parts of attending great events like this, is the opportunity to see incredible performers in an intimate setting and dance your heart out.
Notable impressive humans at the event were the Kirsten Dunst, Zendaya, Alexa Chung, Neels Visser, Kate Mara, and Selma Blair.
Lastly, don't forget (as if you could) to mark your calendars for November 2nd when the collection hits the stores. There are too many must-haves to list, but if you do come across a spare pajama top (which looked divine on Kirsten Dunst--as if she wouldn't look divine in anything, though), you know where to find us.