CHINESE WHISPERS: Could H&M be looking to the Orient for its next designer collaboration? The Swedish fast-fashion giant on Wednesday declined to comment on speculation it will partner with Taiwanese label Shiatzy Chen for its next limited edition collection, due to hit stores in November. “We have as a company policy not to comment on rumors,” said a company spokeswoman. A representative for Schiatzy Chen in Paris, reached by telephone, said she was not aware of any plans for an H&M collaboration. Officials at Schiatzy Chen headquarters in Taiwan were not immediately reachable. The luxury label, launched in 1978, offers a modern spin on traditional Chinese designs in what has been dubbed “neo-Chinese chic.” Popular with Taipei’s elite, Schiatzy Chen has set about conquering an international following, with a store in Paris and a growing presence in China. The label has been showing at Paris Fashion Week since 2008.