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10 Designer Collaborations that NEED To Happen:

1. Mary Katrantzou x Crate & Barrel

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend Report.

Capes

Without reference to superhero iconography, designers have been nudging the cape for men into acceptance for a few seasons.

Now taking daring steps forward by exaggerating the characteristics of this trend in order to create capes, ponchos, or overcoats that are expected to be worn resting on shoulders. Mingled amongst the great colors, leathers, tweeds, plaids and a variety of styles claim that the cape is here to stay.

Christophe Lemaire, Daks, Juun J, Kenzo, KTZ, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Valentino and Walter Van Beirendonck.

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend Report.

Burgundy

Burgundy is the fresh new color for fall. It goes with just about every other color like grey, camel, black and forest green and has a lot of attitude. mainly serves as an alternative to brown and can be matched with black leather accessories for a dandy look.

3.1 Phillip Lim, Daks, Dior Homme, Dries Van Noten, Ermenegildo Zegna, John Richmond, Kenzo, Lanvin, Missoni and Son Jung Wan.

Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Report.

Summer Coats.

It might seem counterintuitive to wear a super-long jacket, coat, or cardigan in the dead of summer, but with the weird climate changes we suffer everyday this trend seems like a no brainer. Thin, fluid floor-length pieces—silky robes, cotton trench, mesh jacketss—that are paired up with shorts, light weight knits, and sandals, creating an interesting and slightly unexpected summer outfit.

The summer coat, fashioned in breezy wool or mesh. Practical, wearable, efortlessly stylish.

Ann Demeulemeester, Au Jour Le Jour, Dries Van Noten, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, KTZ, Les Hommes, Ovadia And Sons, Missoni and Tillmann Lauterbach.