H&M’s new collection takes power dressing to a whole new level

You’re going to want it all

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You’re going to want it all

Transitioning your work wardrobe to the new season can be a tricky business, but it looks like H&M’s Studio AW17 collection is going to make dressing that bit easier.

This season’s collection is inspired by the creativity and energy of New York City, mixing its trademark street style with more sophisticated touches.

Confused? Think masculine checks adorned with graffiti, tailored feminine silhouettes matched with deconstructed outerwear, oversized knits and structured separates.

‘This collection is all about tailoring, enhancing the female silhouette. While there are ultra-feminine details, we’ve combined them with street or punk influences for a hard-edged yet sophisticated result,’ says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director.

And if you’re looking for that one piece to invest in, we’ve got the lowdown on the pieces that are bound to sell out:

  • The dark navy and strong blue padded jacket in wool and nylon with contrast panels and a high funnel neck collar that can be folded over.

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  • An oversized hooded parka-poncho hybrid with slant pockets. One in dark navy wool and another in a checked fabric with a faux fur trim hood.

h&m studio aw17

  • Long length double-breasted blazer in dark navy twill with front flap pockets and frayed edges.

h&m studio aw17

  • The black satin sleeveless round-neck mini-dress with a fishtail hem and seams to accentuate the female form.

h&m studio aw17

  • A-line mini-skirt in burgundy coated wool with contrast stitching and zip slant pockets.

h&m studio aw17

  • The long-sleeved panelled knitted tops with round necks, rounded hems, wide ribbed cuffs and buttoned bib front, are available in either navy or white (styled above with the skirt).

That’s your new season work wardrobe sorted then, just make sure you pop the launch date (14th September) into your diaries.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.