Since I heard the announcement that Rei Kawakubo would be designing a collection for H&M to hit stores this November, I've been sniffing the internet for any images in anticipation. Finally a few photos have leaked of the collection which makes it even more of a reality now. There is clearly a Tokyo Gothic/Lolita influence in these pieces, but not a whole lot of the avant-garde aesthetic Rei is known for. There are a few I might try to pick up like the asymmetrical zip coat and the trouser pants with buttons. It's hard to get much detail from these scans and I'm sure there is more than this to come, so don't form your opinions just yet! It's rumored that only five stores in the US will carry the line— it's safe to assume one of those will be in NYC.
Images via That's Chic