Swede Disposition: H&M Goes Clogging with Swedish Hasbeens

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Published January 20, 2011

Over the last seven years, H&M has established itself as the diffusion-line kingpin—starting with that first, legendary Karl Lagerfeld collection in 2004 and continuing on through Viktor & Rolf, Jimmy Choo, and last November’s epic Lanvin collaboration, which had economy-minded fashion fans all over the globe dodging elbows for a chance at some Elbaz.

Their latest collaboration, with small, eco-friendly Swedish footwear label Swedish Hasbeens, is not quite so high-profile as Lanvin—and really, what could be? We’re looking forward nonetheless, both to the shoes and to an H&M diffusion line we can actually get our hands on without waking up at 4 a.m. to stand in line. The collection, which debuts April 20, features three styles of Swedish Hasbeens’ signature wooden-soled clogs, in multiple colors [see slideshow, above], which will run from $59.95 to $69.95. (The brand’s designs usually run in the $250–$400 range.) We’re partial to the three-strap wedge sandals, yet another reason to get impatient for spring.