Fashionistas everywhere. Prepare to be bewitched! After a few weeks of anticipation, The Vampire’s Wife x H&M collection is finally here. Coinciding with the spookiest month of the year, this enchanting range of neo-gothic clothing has arrived just in time for Halloween. (Though, that’s not to say these pieces can’t be styled all year round!)
Adored by A-listers and fashion insiders alike, The Vampire’s Wife is esteemed for their whimsical gowns offering feminine silhouettes and dreamy fabrics. For the H&M collaboration, Susie Cave, the brainchild behind the cult fashion brand, has designed a dark but romantic collection to die for. Drawing inspiration from a range of historical and artistic sources, like victorian spirit photography and Francisco Goya’s spine-tingling paintings of witches, the collection features dreamy clothing and accessories that celebrate the strength and beauty of femininity.
For the first time ever, The Vampire’s Wife’s latest collection is accessible for your everyday shopper. Priced between £9.99/$12.99 to £49.99/$69.99, the budget-friendly collection provides shoppers with high-fashion pieces that won’t break the bank. On top of that, most of the pieces in the collection are made from sustainably-sourced materials. The recurring shimmery lace fabric is made from recycled polyamide, while the gold jewellery contains recycled zinc. All in all, the combination of affordable prices and sustainable materials
One highlight from The Vampire’s Wife x H&M collaboration is The Gothic Romance Cape: a statement piece that’ll elevate the simplest of outfits. With its velvet tie-up collar and frilled hemline, the elegant cape is an autumnal antidote. Other highlights include The Mystique Dress, an enchanting lace mini dress, made extra glamorous as the lace features metallic threads, and the ethereal Night Whisper Dress is decorated with on-trend, puff sleeves and witchy maxi length with a dreamy, ruffle-trimmed hemline.
Even better, these magical pieces would look especially feminine when paired with The Samantha Collar. Alongside the romantic, ruffled edges, the collar is woven from organic fabric and features the brand’s logo embroidered into one of the collar points. Naturally, this sweet accessory will give the most basic dresses and blouses a whimsical edge.
What’s most exciting about this collection is the gold jewelry designed by none other than Nick Cave (Susie’s husband!) Fans of the musician should check out the range of pendants, bracelets, and earrings, most of them featuring an eclectic range of iconography. Playful eye, heart, and ladybird charms—with added rhinestones— adorn a gorgeous charm bracelet, while these mysterious symbols also decorate the 5-pack rings and the earrings and ear cuffs set.