Gap x Valentino collaboration

I am not a happy bunny this week. After weeks, nay months, of whipping us into a frenzy with rumours, announcements, leaks and teaser videos, the H&M x Lanvin finally launched earlier this week. Previous H&M collaborations have caused havoc but this was out and out chaos. There are stories of people queueing overnight to get a piece! Before 9am, there were over 200 fashionistas queueing at the Regent St store and the online collection was sold out long before then. I had some time to kill before dinner with a friend so I joined in the hysteria by traipsing to four stores. I’m surprised the mannequins were left clothed to be frank, the shelves were pretty much stripped bare! 

With all that hype and build up, I feel a little sorry for the second designer collaboration to launch this week; Gap x Valentino. On the surface, it seems like a rather strange match, when I think of Valentino I normally think of beautiful gowns in Valentino red whereas Gap evokes images of jeans, khakis and crisp white shirts. But you know what, it actually kind of works. The collection is limited to just seven pieces and is utilitarian/military practicality through the eyes of Valentino. That basically means lots of khaki with Valentino ruffles priced between £89.99-£149.99. The range is available Saturday 27th November at Colette, Gap flagship in Milan, the Gap flagship on Oxford Street and Dover Street Market. 

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Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.

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11 Comments

  1. Penny Dreadful
    November 26, 2010 / 8:19 am

    Much more interested in this than Lanvin. I didn't like the Lanvin hype, and feel I'd be much more likely to wear these pieces.

  2. Danni and Maria
    November 26, 2010 / 11:50 am

    I'm not a big fan of khaki but those ruffles are to die for! I love the skirt in the last picture paired with the gorgeous burgundy jumper- that's what I want to get my hands on!Maria xxx

  3. FashionJazz
    November 26, 2010 / 11:58 am

    Stunning! Happy Friday! xx

  4. Style Eyes
    November 26, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    I really like the look of this collection and I love khaki. I would never camp outside any where to get my hands something from any collection though, especially in this weather.

  5. Harriet
    November 26, 2010 / 11:10 pm

    I am really excited about this collection! More so than Lanvin for H&M definitely, I lvoe all these ruffles!

  6. WendyB
    November 27, 2010 / 12:49 am

    I'm really taken with the Gap stuff, but their clothes always fit terribly on me.

  7. Charlotte Elise Jay
    November 27, 2010 / 9:00 am

    Love love love :)Char x

  8. TheOnlineStylist
    November 27, 2010 / 2:31 pm

    I didn't really like any of the Lanvin collaboration and was looking fwd to seeing the Valentino/Gap combo. But, not really knowing what to expect from it, I think even this one left me a little wanting. But that would never put me off either Gap… or Valentino! x

  9. Fashion Limbo
    November 27, 2010 / 2:45 pm

    This Valentino/Gap combo went by completely ignored and it's actually quite interesting…and much more wearable than the Lanvin madness

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