It’s Adri, and I’m finally back from the Matthew Williamson Mayhem at H&M this morning!
Maybe it was M. Williamson’s proppah Britishness or the fact that the quality of this capsule collection went over and above H&M’s last one, but this time around the atmosphere was *tons* more convivial and fun. Also, I went in with a plan: I was getting a blue blazer and studded belt even if it meant abandoning all dignity and running in “Supermarket Sweep”-style to grab the wares.
I spent the hour chitchatting with fellow fashion die-hards and even got interviewed on-camera by WWD.com! Then, the doors opened and we all rushed forward to do our part for the economy.
Thankfully, no one bum-rushed the mannequins this time but everything did go quickly. The items that disappeared right away were the blazer and belt, along with this gorgeous beaded mini-dress, which lasted maybe a good 30 seconds on the racks.
These were by far the three best items of the collection. And…I got the two of them that I wanted!
Euphoric, weary, and looking just a little worse for the wear, I called it a morning and went home to think about how soon I could wear my loot without looking too thirsty.