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With Tuesday's Versace x H&M runway-turned-shopping-frenzy behind us—and the opening of the line to the public in front of us (November 19th!)—today's showroom presentation felt very much like the eye of the storm. We used the opportunity to take a breather from the collaboration and spend some quality time with the rest of H&M's spring 2012 looks. The collection's chic silhouettes and simple color pallet is the perfect balance of Versace X H&M's wildness, and we are just as impressed.
The colors of choice are off-white, white, and beige with shocks of deep orange, light blue, brilliant pink, and sour-apple green. This palette runs through mid-rise shorts, blazers, vests, tunic dresses for $59.95, and one particularly brilliant orange coat for $99.95.
A lot of the lighter pieces are from the Conscious Collection, which was made with organic cotton and linen as well as recycled polyester for an eco-friendly look. Prints include flower-patterned tunic shirts and dresses with a Japanese feel, and muted metallic. Also, three words: Chain. Mail. Shirts. Overall, the collection is conservative, easy to wear, and especially good for those days when you don't feel like wearing hot pink palm trees, head-to-toe (not that there is anything wrong with that).—Kenzie Bryant
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