This autumn, exciting fashion collaborations are popping up all over the place, from full collections to bags worthy of building a wardrobe around. Some names are familiar from their past successes, while for others collabs, this marks the very first season that their creative forces have fused. Below, a roundup of five fashion collaborations you will want to check out before their sold out — supplies are limited!
Just this past summer, back in May, pop music icon Rihanna partnered up for the first time with leading British brand, River Island. Known for their high fashion streetwear, River Island has once again recruited Rihanna to share her own sketches to inspire their department store shelves.
Hitting stores September 12th, the pop star’s latest efforts for the brand showoff a tribute to the ’80s with a quintessential measure of Rihanna’s own personal fashion sense. Not one to play the shy girl, it’s no surprise that this collection incorporates a sense of revolutionary fashion — literally with many of the pieces designed with military-esque mixed prints and patterns including some sky high boots no party girl would be complete without. Get a sneak peek into the creative process here. Shoppers may want a note pad to jot down the items they want; may we suggest the bomber jacket or perhaps one of the line’s plaid offerings? And, what would Rihanna’s newest collection be without her signature crop tops? Don’t let the fall chill dissuade you, every season is crop top season when you’re channelling Rihanna.
A wardrobe designed with your 24/7 agenda in mind, New York-based designer Philip Lim is joining forces with Target to bring his 3.1 Phillip Lim label’s signature sense of minimalistic cool to shopper’s for a seal come September 15th.
Offering must-have seasonal fashion essentials — see the collection’s leather jacket in versions for both men and women — the limited edition line also has a variety of bags and travel gear to tempt Lim fans. As one would expect from the designer, the collection sticks to classic neutral tones with a some beautiful jewel tones — cobalt blue and emerald — and prints thrown in here and there. From T-shirts to dresses and blazers to blouses, 3.1 Philip Lim for Target is all about gifting shoppers with the exquisite luxuries of designer tailoring minus the cost. And if this behind the scenes video of Lim at work is any indication of what’s awaiting Target customers, those in the market for “business casual,” will especially enjoy the sophisticated slant of the collection. Monday’s just got a bit better.
Michel Vivien loves women. And, considering what he offers as a designer, it’s fair to say women love him just as much. Hailing from Paris, Vivien, who began his career in fashion houses such as Dior and Saint Laurent Paris (back when it was Yves Saint Laurent), has made his name on designing exquisite shoes for women. Attentive to the needs of the urban woman, his designs evoke simplicity mingled with sensuality. This season, Vivien is partnering with French fashion label Maison Kitsuné to launch a very special pair of booties, in stores now. Dubbed the “Rock ‘N’ Roll Bootie,” these shoes will take you from the concert to the after party.
Designed with longevity in mind, the ultra supple leather allows for just the right amount of give to wear the boots into a perfectly vintage-y condition, while it’s teal upper paired with magenta heel, crowns it an elegant and fun statement piece that will hold its spot in your wardrobe for years to come. Embracing Kitsuné contemporary quirk, Vivien has designed a bootie that let’s the world know you don’t take yourself overly seriously.
Swedish retail giant H&M is at it again, selecting only the finest for their upcoming fall campaign, and we have to admit, this one has us waiting with bated breath. We’re all familiar with the fast fashion king’s past designer collaborations: Versace, Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfield etc., and being as well acquainted with the limited edition collection, we are eager for November 14th to come around so we can dress ourselves up in French fashion mogul Isabel Marant’s vision for H&M.
A Parisian Bohemian goddess in her own life, Marant’s personal style permeates her designs, lending clothing a carefree grace. The designer’s pieces are created with reality in mind, while also emphasizing the joy of being a women — of being feminine and sexy. Fans of the designer will be delighted by the flowing blouses, fringe and wild tribal prints played up in the special H&M collection. Oh and men, Marant is designing this one for you too, so get the goods while you can.
Meet Rosa, Rosie, and Rosamund — and let’s not forget, Ms. Pike. Perhaps best known as Bond girl Miranda in Die Another Day, Rosamund Pike has since gone on to star in numerous award-winning films, become a fashion icon with the Bvlgari ad campaigns to prove it and as of this past summer, gained designer credentials by way of a collaboration with international luxury fashion brand, L.K. Bennett.
This is where Rosa, Rosie, and the other Rosamund come into play. These three items are the end product of six months hard work, and Pike’s very own dream of creating a stunning, high quality bag that embodied exactly what Pike desires of fashion: modernity, freedom, and independence. Just in time for fall, the Rosamund Collection a trio of bags to see you on through to next spring; there’s the Rosie bag, which is the smallest, the Rosamund which is of medium size, and the Rosa, which is the largest bag of the three. Pike previously collaborated with L.K. Bennett back in spring/summer of this year, acting as the face of the label’s seasonal campaign, and was then not only asked back to model the fall/winter collection, but to also lend her creative juices to the design of the season’s “it” bag. Fashioned in Italy of fine calfskin leather, shoppers can choose between hunter green, pumpkin orange, black, brown, navy, and classic white. Combining the distinguished heritage of the L.K. Bennett label and the timeless glamour that defines Pike, the Rosamund collection at once recalls the bygone days of everyday glamour, when sleeping in hair rollers was the norm, and the variety of modern sophistication and feminine charm that defines the namesake of this alluring collection.Published September 6, 2013