Attention fans of black: The latest designer cooperation between H&M and the British indie label “The Vampire's Wife” combines romantic lace dresses with Gothic capes and shows flattering silhouettes and feminine shapes with a touch of (dark) romanticism. We'll show you the must-haves of the dark and glamorous collection!
The dark indie label of the Royals
"English in attitude, American in style, but with a dark European soul," is how H&M describes the British cult brand, which not only artists, film stars and fashionistas are already enthusiastic – almost obsessed – but also royals like Duchess Kate: The Vampire's Wife. Susie Cave's fashion label was founded in 2016 and is known for its feminine, figure-hugging silhouettes, heavily exaggerated shoulders, lace, frills and the great preference for vintage design. And if you thought to yourself: “I know the surname of the founder”, you are quite right. Because Susie Cave is the wife of singer Nick Cave.
Dark romance & mystical mood
The joint collection by The Vampire’s Wife and H&M consists of feminine statement pieces like a mini dress made of lace with strong shoulders, a short velvet dress with a sensual bow and a romantic silver lace cape. But anyone who already knows The Vampire’s Wife knows that a very special dress must not be missing: the one characteristic of the label "Street Sweeper Dress", a long lace dress.
In addition to these statement pieces, there are matching accessories such as a necklace with pendants, bracelets and ear cuffs in the form of eyes, clouds and of course vampire teeth and fingerless lace gloves with attached ruffles. In terms of color, the collection – how could it be otherwise – is dominated by classic black. Because no other tone creates such a mystical atmosphere and sets strong contrasts to silver lace and shimmering velvet. Perfect looks for the upcoming holidays and maybe one or the other glamorous Halloween outfit!
# 1 black lace cape
The "The Gothic Romance Cape" impresses with its tip interspersed with shimmering metallic threads – which, by the way, is made from partially recycled polyamide. The black velvet collar ends in long ribbons that you can tie in a beautiful large bow at the front. Organza padding on the shoulders not only defines this, but also provides a lot of volume.
Black and silver cape with a velvet bow, available for 29.99 euros at H&M.
# 2 Neo-Gothic velvet dress
This short velvet dress with the name "The Neo-Gothic Dress" has long puff sleeves with shimmering metallic threads interspersed with lace and organza padding for a beautifully defined silhouette. In addition to a back zip, it also has long ties that you can tie into a large bow at the back – an absolute eye-catcher.
Velvet and lace dress with strong shoulders, available for 29.99 euros at H&M.
# 3 Long lace dress
The "The Night Whisper Dress" is not just a long dress. It is based on what is characteristic of the label "Street Sweeper Dress" made of lace. As with the velvet cape, the tip is interspersed with shimmering metallic threads and has long puffed sleeves, which are padded with organza for a particularly well-defined silhouette with broad shoulders.
Long “The Night Whisper Dres” made of lace, available for 59.99 euros at H&M.
# 4 White shirt with logo print
For those who prefer things a little simpler, but still want an it-piece from the collection of The Vampire’s Wife x H&M, this figure-hugging T-shirt made of soft organic cotton jersey is just the thing. The T-shirt with the designer logo on the chest can be perfectly combined with jeans and sneakers or of course with your new velvet cape!
White cotton shirt with designer logo, available for 14.99 euros at H&M.
# 5 Golden chain with vampire teeth
Not only perfect for your Halloween outfit 2020: A golden chain with bloody and glittering vampire teeth! In addition to this model, there is also a necklace with a heart and turquoise eye or with a gold handbag, which you can best combine with each other. Because nothing is more popular than chain layering!
Gold chain with vampire teeth, available for 9.99 euros at H&M.
Cooperation is based on sustainability
But that's not all: The new designer collaboration from H&M is made of sustainable materials such as recycled nylon or recycled polyester manufactured. Some of the jewelry is also made from sustainable materials. Something that Susie Cave is particularly important as a designer. For her, sustainable fashion means “that the entire life cycle of the products aims to reduce unnecessary ecological and socio-economic damage”.
The entire The Vampire's Wife x H& M Collection has been available in selected stores and online at hm.com since October 22nd.