Anyone who loves fashion would have been eagerly anticipating the 6th November, as this was the launch date of H&M’s latest designer collaboration…
…Alexander Wang for H&M.
Now the point to these exclusive collaborations, is so that mere mortals such as myself, can afford a piece of designer luxury, without the huge price tag that their collections usually demand.
9am on 6th November arrived after weeks of speculation over what exactly would be in the collection and unless you wanted to camp outside one of the stores taking part at 4am, you needed to have you’re internet switched on and fingers at the ready. As always though, the second the clock struck 9, the website was so crammed with traffic that the all familiar and unwelcome message off ” We are extremely busy due to our latest designer collaboration so you are being placed in a queue. Thank you for your patience.” This message appeared on every ‘Wang’ seeking fashionistas screen and it stayed there frustratingly, for several hours!
By the time you could actually get onto the site, pretty much every item had sold out!
Now this wouldn’t be so bad if it was just normal people wanting a tiny slice of designer heaven to wear themselves, however, it was not. By early afternoon, almost every item from the collection was on ebay, being sold at an extortionately inflated cost. So, tell me, what is the point? Why even bother designing items at cut price when unscrupulous, greedy individuals with no common decency or respect for honest conduct simply ruin it for everyone else?
In my humble opinion, ebay should ban such collaborations from being sold. That way the collections might actually be sold to people who appreciate them and simply want to wear their little piece of ‘bargain designer luxury’ with pride.