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Versace for H&M Cruise Collection

DESIGNER collaborations with high street stores are often more miss than hit. But Donatella Versace has proved the doubters wrong by giving the public what they want – the chance to dress like celebrities.

But is it really worth it? That is always the question to ask when yet another designer collaboration with a high street store comes trundling along, powered by an enormous hype machine and general air of customer hysteria at the prospect of buying a dress with a name in it that normally signifies a quadruple-figure price tag.

The answer is sometimes yes, but often no.

The collection could easily have fallen more in the latter camp. The label is associated with glamorous sexiness with tiny metallic dresses and wildly over-the-top prints.<a target="_blank" href="http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/click%3Bh%3Dv8/3c12/3/0/%2a/n%3B252124608%3B0-0%3B0%3B48876122%3B4307-300/250%3B46327200/46344173/1%3B%3B%7Eaopt%3D2/1/1/0%3B%7Esscs%3D%3fhttp://www.seasonproof.co.uk"><img src="http://s0.2mdn.net/1847528/1219643---Q1-Media-Campaign---300x250.gif" border="0" alt="" ></a> <a href="http://trinitymirror.grapeshot.co.uk/wales/redirect.cgi?target=http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/jump/icwales2.5293/article_mpu;slot=article%5Fmpu;sect=style%2Dand%2Dshopping%2Din%2Dwa;templ=page;cat=Lifestyle;reg=Wales;st=other;oid=30152100;sz=300x250;gs_cat=GS_CHANNELS;tile=4;ord=750786430?" target="_blank"> <img src="http://trinitymirror.grapeshot.co.uk/wales/redirect.cgi?target=http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/ad/icwales2.5293/article_mpu;slot=article%5Fmpu;sect=style%2Dand%2Dshopping%2Din%2Dwa;templ=page;cat=Lifestyle;reg=Wales;st=other;oid=30152100;sz=300x250;gs_cat=GS_CHANNELS;tile=4;ord=750786430?" width="300" height="250" border="0" alt="article_mpuAdvertisement" /> </a>

These clothes look incredible when made with expensive fabrics and tailoring and when worn on the red carpet, but a lot less so when done on the cheap.

Following the success of the first Versace for H&M collaboration, a second round of designs, the Versace for H&M Cruise Collection, will go on sale online today in countries where H&M has e-commerce sites such as Sweden, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK.

It’s a unique holiday collection with a fresh and stylish look that will get you ready for spring/summer. There are women’s dresses, sleepwear and accessories in the season’s coolest candy colours, while the menswear, which focuses on fashion classics like leather, wool, and denim, is adorned with the brand’s famous Greek key motif.

The womenswear collection is light and feminine, with a berries and butterflies print on a number of items. There are also white jeans, bikinis and accessories such as charm bracelets, print bags, ballet flats and high heels.

It’s a perfect representation of the Harvest trend direction predicted by online experts The Trend Boutique for spring/summer 2012, and a follow on from the fruit print micro-trend of last summer.

Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/columnists/2012/01/19/wenda-james-rowe-versace-for-h-m-cruise-collection-91466-30152100/#ixzz1lXPL8nkc

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