A new addition to H&M’s growing list of collaborations is its latest one with Ariana Grande. The 30-piece exclusive merch drop collection features oversized hoodies (the kind you see Grande wearing at her performances), T-shirts, cropped tops, bodysuits and accessories like clear PVC bags, beanies, phone cases and even hair clips, sure to appeal to every ‘thank u, next’ fan.
The line also gives a nod to the ’90s favorite tie-dye trend that is currently having a moment—from bodysuits to cropped tops, the swirly prints win favour through a minimal colour palette of pastel pink and white. Apart from Grande’s ‘thank u, next’—which climbed atop the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released late last year—the merch drop also pays tribute to popular songs ‘7 rings’ and ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’.
“This Ariana Grande merch drop collection consist of everything that a true fan would ever need. Designing a collection like this has been so much fun, with all these pieces suitable for anyone feeling Ariana at heart,” says Emily Björkeheim, head of Divided design at H&M. Scroll ahead for a peek inside the H&M x Ariana Grande ‘thank u, next’ collection which is slated to hit stores August, 1.
While Mac Miller at concert was honoured by Ariana Grande, She Breaks down singing ‘thank u,next’
Ariana Grande honored her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller in his hometown on Wednesday night.
The pop star, 25, visited Miller’s native Pittsburgh for a stop on her Sweetener World Tour, and she paid tribute to the late rapper in more ways than one.
Ahead of the show, Grande had some of Miller’s hits playing throughout the Arena, fans in the Pennsylvania city tweeted. Then the most touching part of the evening came toward the end of the show, when Grande performed her No. 1 hit “thank u, next.”
Per a fan’s video shared on Twitter, Grande choked up and broke down in tears in the opening verse when she name-checks her exes. As she suggested to Miller (real name: Malcolm James McCormick), Grande struggled to make it through the lines “Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / ‘Cause he was an angel” — and the audience helped her get through the verse, screaming the lyrics along with her.
Grande and Miller dated for nearly two years before they friendly split last spring.
Miller died of an accidental overdose in September 2018; he was 26 years old. A week after his death, Grande broke her silence and shared a tribute to the late rapper on Instagram.
“I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will,” Grande wrote alongside a video of a throwback video of herself laughing with Miller.
“I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. so many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do,” Grande added in the emotional tribute. “you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you’re okay now. Rest.”