10 August 2019
H&M X Richard Allan developed classical items in bourgeois 70s style from scarf designs paying tribute to British heritage and London in the Swinging 60s
The results of the cooperation between H&M and British label Richard Allan London will be available soon on 22 August. Two days ago, H&M published an interview with Cate Allan, daughter of the artist Richard Allan and Creative Director of the brand Richard Allan London, speaking about the work of her father who became famous in the Swinging 60s and collaborated with Elsa Schiaparelli, Yves St. Laurent.
"He saw lines and designs in the forefront of his vision, in terms of what he was looking at. If he saw the lines of a sports car or the architecture of a building or a detail of a painting,..." introduces Cate Allan into her father's artwork at the interview.
For the upcoming collection, the design team of H&M developed classical women's wear pieces - dresses, skirts, trousers, blouses,... reminding the bourgeois look of the 70s, 80s, made of fabrics with print designs originally created for silk scarves from the archive of Richard Allan such as 'Scott' reflecting the heritage of traditional Scottish fabrics or 'Piccadilly' which is inspired by the streets of the Swinging 60s in London.