H&M X Richard Allan Collection Launches Today - Here's What To Shop

Your Autumn wardrobe has never looked so good.

When you think of the Swinging Sixties, a handful of fashion designers come to mind: Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent, André Courrèges to name a few. However, H&M’s latest collaboration pays homage to another iconic sixties name: Richard Allen.

If the name is new to you, allow us to explain. Richard Allen made a name for himself as a scarf designer, who set up shop with his eponymous label in 1962. His distinctive pattern work using a vibrant colour palette earned him legions of fans across the globe, including the Royal family and bohemian hippies.

H&M’s head of womenswear design, Maria Östblom, explained how Allen’s work has been reworked into a collection of “wearable art”.

“By taking these classic vintage prints from scarves and reimagining them in a new context, the pieces from the Richard Allan x H&M collection feel both strong and feminine, yet with a sophisticated touch,” she said in a statement.

His signature prints and colours are at the forefront of this collection with H&M and go way past just scarves. Instead you’ll find silk mini swing dresses, calf-skimming pleated skirts, statement midi’s and boldly-printed polo tops to pair them with.

The 52-piece collection is available online from 22 August and in selected stores worldwide with prices starting for just £9.99, and we have a preview for you on what we’re loving and think you’ll love too. We’ll see you in the queue.

Turn heads in this V-necked long sleeve midi. The dogtooth pattern is a screams sixties, but also makes it a dream to accessorise. Think suede boots, gold earring and a cross body bag.

Satin slip skirts are out, pleats are in this autumn. This chain-print is bold but doesn’t have to be overwhelming if paired with black over the knee boots and a black polo. Just add a nude lippy for the chicest outfit in your wardrobe.

Show off your holiday tan with this high-necked mini. Or, throw on a pair of black opaque tights and a headband for a nod to the Swinging Sixties.

This paisley blouse is the easiest way to adopt Richard Allen’s iconic prints into your wardrobe. Tuck into a pair of straight leg jeans and team with a pair of new boots.

This spectacular piece is by far our favourite from the collection. A versatile dress that will see you through the cold weather, party season and beyond, it’s a timeless classic.

Keep your neck war from blustery Autumn weather, while still looking stylish and on trend with this roll neck. We’ll be wearing it with our new midi skirts.

Obviously we can’t not include a scarf from the coolest scarf designer of the sixties era. This one, painted with sunset hues of red and orange will be firmly attached to our handbags all season long.

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