Acclaimed director Wes Anderson is known for his stylishly quirky, geek chic movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited, which have time and again placed focus on fashion and aesthetics to drive their narratives. So, it’s no surprise that for Christmas this year, the filmmaker has reteamed with actor Adrien Brody, who has starred in the aforementioned films, to create a festive ad for the Swedish clothing giant H&M for its 2016 Holiday collection. Common themes that run throughout Anderson’s films are reunion and unexpected friendships. Therefore, it’s only appropriate to that the festive short film features strangers who come together for some merrymaking, despite an unfortunate situation.
The collection features laid-back and wearable pieces, of which you can layer or wear individually, while mixing casual looks with a dash of festive elegance for getting cosy with your loved ones. Key pieces from the relaxed men’s range include a knitted sweater, bomber jacket, and trousers. A bodysuit, satin maxi dress that easily flatters and hugs any woman’s figure, and iconic accessories like the choker make up some of the women’s key items.
Simple and relaxed knitwear and hoodies are perfect for those who are looking for something casual yet trendy and they can be easily worn all year round as well. For those who love to spice up your outfit a wee bit, H&M invites us to pair a black bralette with a shimmery silver skirt, combined with metallic pumps and silver rings, or even an embellished choker. For contrasting outfits, elegant trousers can be mixed and matched with the collection’s nude tops, while the black tuxedo jacket is perfectly paired with a black lace bodysuit. Thanks to the collection’s diversity and multi-functionality, textures and shades can be easily mixed and matched to prevent the monochromatic color scheme from feeling flat.