The Belgian design house Maison Martin Margiela is responsible for the coat at left. Which is wonderful because if I had to sketch a coat, that’s what it would look like. A big rectangle with buttons and a collar, perfect for rain, jabbing people who try to read over my shoulder on the subway, and planking.

The same design house that made this fantastic coat is going to design a capsule collection for H&M. The retailer has done past collections with Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney, among others. But this partnership begs the question of whether there’s something wacky in the offing.

To be fair, if you take a look at the Margiela website, there are a lot of very wearable (and beautiful) things. But it would be interesting, if not at all profitable, to bring something incredibly high fashion and out there to H&M on this one.

After the jump, there’s a clip that announces the collaboration — available November 15 — and it shows us a rather ordinary sweater dress. Maybe there’s a surprise in the back?

Speaking of collaborations, the Banana Republic/Trina Turk partnership also includes a video to drive awareness for pet adoption at the ASPCA. So they put a dog named Jorda in a hat. Yesss. That clip, also after the jump.

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