Kenzo x H&M launches next week, but we're already wishing (and perhaps predicting) the next H&M designer collab.
How can the next H&M collab possibly match Kenzo? Tapping Marc Jacobs to dream up next-level clothes is a start.
Simone Rocha is no stranger to collabs (she offered up a ruffled take on denim for J Brand) and we’d love to see her feminine, pearl-embellished creations reach an even wider audience.
Fans of H&M’s 2011 Versace collab would have lots to get excited about if some embellished, risqué Puglisi designs hit the H&M floor. Just picture the gilded shoes and jewellery.
H&MxDVF has a nice ring to it, no? Much like Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Diane von Furstenburg has the power to summon the likes of Kendall, Gigi and Karlie (see: the DVF Fall 2016 runway) for another collab with serious star power.
Sacai’s Chitose Abe ingeniously mixes techniques and materials for clothes that feel refreshingly off-centre, and with a Nike collab under her belt, she’s proven that her creations can have mass-market appeal. Are you listening, H&M?
Just think of the cool denim and edgy ankle boots that could come out of this Swedish double hit.
We can only imagine the sweet-yet-quirky pieces this collab would produce.
Massimo Giorgetti has been designing his cheery and sometimes-irreverent line MSGM for four years, turning it into a bona fide style fixture. A collab with H&M would bring his playful prints and wild accessories to an eager fan base.
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As we age, plushy collagen and taut elastin fibres break down and skin loses it's elasticity. These ingredients can help bring back the glory days of youth.
Peptides are the naturally occurring building blocks of protein in skin. We don’t necessarily become deficient in them as we age, but introducing more into our routine is beneficial because of a specific receptor in the cell. “They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, a dermatologist based in New York. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” With consistent use, expect to see changes after one month.
Dr. Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk ($78), at sephora.com.
The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum ($14.80), at ordinaries.com.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule found in connective tissues that supports skin due to its ability to bind water, says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “Creams that contain hyaluronic acid can improve hydration of the outer layer of skin and give a softer, smoother appearance,” she says. “When skin is well hydrated, the look of fine lines and wrinkles may also be improved.” Look for hyaluronic acid and/or sodium hyaluronic on an ingredient list.
Lierac Paris Hydragenist Moisturizing Rescue Balm ($70), at lierac.ca.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel ($25), at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Ceramides are waxy lipids in the top layer of skin that act as a protective barrier and help retain water. The production of ceramides declines with age, compromising the skin barrier. “This can let in harmful environmental components and lead to inflammation,” says Gross. “An intact barrier is also essential for the delivery of other anti-aging ingredients.” On a label, look for ceramide NG, AP or EOP, ceramide 2/ceramide NS, ceramide 3/ceramide NP, sphingolipids or phospholipids.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ($140), skinceuticals.com.
Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion ($52), sephora.ca.
B vitamins have an essential role in the body. “Topically applied, niacinamide [a type of B vitamin] perfects the skin, strengthens the cell membrane, combats acne and controls hyperpigmentation,” says Gross. Retinol and niacinamide work exceptionally well together. Look for names like riboflavin (B2), niacinamide (B3), panthenol (B5) and biotin (B7).
Kat Burki Complete B Bio-Correcting Face Crème ($430), at murale.ca.
AlumierMD AluminEye ($80), at alumiermd.com.