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10 Designer Collaborations that NEED To Happen:

1. Mary Katrantzou x Crate & Barrel

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Although her designs are not too far off from sculptures, I would love to furnish my apartment with décor, glasses and kitchenware from a Mary Katrantzou x Crate & Barrel collaboration. I can imagine stained glass inspired tumblers and playful textile rugs, not to mention a funky little love seat with a futuristic Katrantzou print.

2. Maison Martin Margiela x Birkenstock

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Birkenstock’s are making their way into the fashion world and whether you like it or not, a collaboration with MMM would probably have you lusting over these vintage leather sandals. Perhaps a tabi-inspired shoe will make an appearance?


3. Ann Demeulemeester x Topshop

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I can see it now: scrappy leather jackets, pony hair booties, bewitching maxis, and layers on layers of oversized neo-goth clothing. This collaboration is all about the cool Demeulemeester aesthetic mixed with the youthful edginess of Topshop.

4. The Row x Muji

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High-end fashion meets consumer goods in what would be the most minimalist collaboration on Earth. The “no logo” aspect of Muji complies perfectly with the selective and exclusive atmosphere of The Row. Of course, news of this collaboration would spread by word-of-mouth only.

5. Moschino x Super Mario Bros.

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Imagine if all the characters of Super Mario World accidentally ate some poison mushrooms… This collection would include prints full of Bowsers, Chain Chomps, Piranha Plants and Koopa Kids galore. The final number would be dress made from Yoshi plushies of all colors of the rainbow.

6. Dries Van Noten x William Morris Wallpaper

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Dries Van Noten is the king of prints. Seeing as wallpaper is making a comeback (according to my best friend’s mother who is very much in to interior design) a DVN collab with one of the most prestigious wallpaper designers would result in fashionable and exciting wallpapers.

7. Dior x Jellies

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If Raf Simons was the first to put sneakers down a Haute Couture runway, just think of his design power with Jellies. His classic and minimalist style would add the perfect amount of panache to these 1990’s wardrobe staple.

8. Kenzo x Marimekko

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I’m surprised this collaboration hasn’t happened yet. Kenzo’s iconic prints (from Tiger heads to millions of eyeballs) has made quite the impression on the fashion world. Marimekko is known for its quirky colors and renowned for its original prints. This collaboration would be a match made in heaven.

9. Miu Miu x MAC

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The makeup at Miu Miu is always on point, so I thought a collaboration with the famous MAC Cosmetics would be perfect. A pastel and whimsical pallet of eyeshadows and eyeliners would be lustworthy. This collaboration will definitely include powder pink lipgloss that is sure to catch a wisp of your hair. Little eye jewels to place above the eyelash line would complete the Miu Miu look.

10. Delpozo x Jcrew

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One word: embellishments. I have always loved the breezy yet elaborate designs of Delpozo. I think a Jcrew collaboration would create the most girly, decorative and imaginative collection ever.

Which collaboration would you shop?

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i can’t get enough of marimekko prints, particularly on the ugly day we’ve got going on in nyc today. thus, the finnish design company’s fall 2014 lookbook couldn’t come soon enough, though we are certainly not ready to prepare for an autumnal wardrobe. nevertheless, feel free to bask in the glory of these patterns in the meantime.

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2014.09.03.

なつやすみの日記 ニ。
バスに乗って、コトコトと。

早起きをして(寝坊したけど)、
バスに乗り込む。
向かう先は、ハロー、シアトル。

国境の税関で
「夏休みだから遊びにきたんやで!」
って言ったら、
「5日間なんて、夏休みちゃうわ!」
って笑われたよ。あはは。
コワモテやけど、感じええ人だーたよ。

バスに射し込む光がすごく良くて、
ガタンゴトン、カタンコトン、
ああ〜そっか、いま
初めての道の上にいるんだね、って
不思議な気分になったりして、
隣でグースカピー眠ってる彼女を
その光とかぶせて撮ったりして、
なんだか気分がイイ時間。だったさね。

分かりやすい写真がなかったんだけど、
前の日の晩に枕元に置いてあったのは
2枚目の写真。
リュック。marimekkoのだ。
もう〜 分かってるう〜。
あっという間にお気に入りになって、
バッチリしょって行きました!
そして僕、すごく似合うんだよ。
とか言っちゃってね。だはは。

次に続く〜う。