The H&M X Balmain Collaboration Has Been Leaked – And it’s Amazing

The much anticipated H&M x Balmain collaboration is due next month but 99 photos of the items in the collection has surfaced on Instagram under the profile @kswarts83.

Chicago-based writer/editor Kathryn Swartz Rees has somehow obtained legitimate photos of the collaboration and leaked the highly protected images on social media. She told New York Magazine that the photos are real:

“The images are the vast majority of the collection. There are some additional colorways — bandeau top in white and ring in clear for example — not pictured.

The real story is terribly unexciting: H&M’s site was indexed by Google and I happened to search at the right time using the right parameters. All images were taken from that H&M URL. No surprise, that site is no longer live. A good note to web dev teams working on super hot designer collabs: stay in your sandbox!”

The collection features intricately embellished mini dresses that Olivier Rousteing does so well.











Image Credits: Photo by Mario Sorrenti for h&m