Posts tagged "designer collaborations"

J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons On Why It’s OK To Miss Out On Designer Collabs

We've been a little bummed that we're not obsessive enough to stay up all night in order to score pieces from Target's recent designer collaborations, but J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons puts things in perspective. In an interview with Style.com, Jenna shared how she feels about designers doing "affordable" lines for ma…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 22, 2010

Haute Denim: Acne And Lanvin Team Up

We may roll our eyes at $400 jeans, but here are some real high-fashion denim wares that have a (more) legitimate price tag. French couture house Lanvin has teamed up with the edgy denim label Acne to produce this impressive collaboration of cocktail dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets. After seeing "high-style" denim disaster…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 20, 2010

Is LiLo On The Outs At Ungaro?

Despite the fact that she's still technically "Artistic Director" of the label, Lindsay Lohan apparently had nothing to do with the new Ungaro collection that debuted this morning. Backstage at the show, Ungaro owner Asim Abdullah told a WWD reporter that Lohan was "not involved in this collection" and Ungaro designer Estrella Arches took…
By: Lily Q / March 8, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Line For Target Debuted, Sold Out

Jean Paul Gaultier's collection for Target arrived today yesterday, but if you didn't stay up all night, endlessly refreshing Target.com, or make an early morning trip to the store, you probably missed out. That's because most of the JPG for Target clothes were gone before 9 a.m. on Monday morning. I thought the…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 8, 2010

Ooh, Snap: Is This Why Designers Do Retail Collaborations?

When a designer does a collaboration with a big retail chain the underlying assumption is often that they're selling out, or they're really in need of the extra profits. Maybe, however, it's more about beating a copycat industry at its own game. In an exclusive interview with Nylon, Nathalie Rykiel implies that the teaming u…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 14, 2010

Denim Redux

In yet another Levi's collaboration (see Opening Ceremony and Cram Jam Chest), Brit it designer Henry Holland has embellished a denim jacket and blue jeans with black straps and gold hardware. As for whether or not we're feeling it, well, we're just gonna turn this one to the class. [Refinery 29]…
By: Erin Flaherty / February 3, 2010

A Video Look at Sonia Rykiel’s Knitwears for H&M

If lingerie isn't your thing, or you didn't rush to your local H&M fast enough to nab Sonia Rykiel's creations, here's a second chance at designer goodies. In part two of her collaboration effort, she's unveiling knitwear to the masses, and it's all quite adorable (we showed you a preview here). But here'…
By: Bianca Posterli / January 27, 2010

Pierre Hardy For Gap: Is The Third Time The Charm?

When the first pair of Pierre Hardy shoes for Gap launched, I rushed to the store, assuming that I'd be in love and willing to part with almost $100 for said designer shoes. But I left Gap that day sans new shoes, dejected and disappointed at the collection. Then, editors obsessed over the fur-lined boot…
By: Bianca Posterli / January 27, 2010

Is This What The Uggs And Jimmy Choo Collab Will Look Like?

Get ready for it—ChUggs are coming your way. While it might seem like a fashion prank, the Jimmy Choo and Uggs are indeed teaming up to work on a collaboration. (Our Photoshop magic, however, is a fashion prank.) Yet, it does sound like the final product will be a pretty decent mix of…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 14, 2010

Opening Ceremony And Levi’s Create Denim Awesomeness

We'll come clean: Opening Ceremony is one of those concept stores we love to follow and write about, but have we ever bought anything there? No. We believe the term is called ... aspirational living. Anyhow, now's the chance for us to step across the gilded threshold because the high-end retailer has teamed u…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 13, 2010

Check This Out: Lizzie Fortunato For Urban Outfitters

A sweet story can make already-cute jewelry just that much more special. Behold Urban Outfitters' latest accessories collab with sister-design team Lizzie Forunato. The line, called Hope Marian, is named after the girls' grandmothers. The result lends a metaphoric quality to messily interlaced bracelets that combine bright cloth strands with vintage-inspired clasps, or gunmetal chai…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 6, 2010

Bubbly, Bollywood-Style

Remember when Monsieur Louboutin collaborated with Piper-Heidsieck to bring you designer champers? Now very cool Indian designer Manish Arora has joined forces with Pommery to dress its Brut Royal Champagne bottle for a limited edition run of 1,500 bottles available in-store until Valentine’s Day. Unclear what a bottle of booze needs with clothes but…
By: Erin Flaherty / December 28, 2009

Sneak Preview: Sonia Rykiel For H&M, Take Two

Sonia Rykiel's lingerie collection for H&M may have been an appealing idea, but truth be told, we weren't quite rushing to stores to buy it. After all, when an iconic designer like Rykiel does a collaboration with a budget chain, isn't the point to feel like you purchased something affordable with the same spirit…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 28, 2009

Rodarte For Target Already Mostly Sold Out Online

The much-hyped Rodarte for Target collection finally launched -- and sold out -- yesterday. By mid-day, almost every style was gone online, the good ones having disappeared in the wee hours of the morning. People were already marking up and selling Rodarte for Target pieces on eBay yesterday morning!
By: Lily Q / December 21, 2009

Wearing Kids’ Clothes—Wrong Or Clever?

So, turns out adults have been chasing after Stella McCartney's new Gap Kids collection. Maybe it was Grazia magazine who put the idea into people's heads that they could wear the line after its staffers put a video online of them trying on looks from the collection (and yes, the skinny ladie…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 4, 2009

Sonia Rykiel For H&M Coming Up Roses—Just Not Where You Want Them

Here's a first look at Sonia Rykiel's upcoming H&M collection, featuring some mighty interesting lingerie. At first, we glanced at the French designer's signature rose details and those little mesh boy shorts and thought, Not bad! But then we realized that these might be the least logical pieces of underwear. Ever. Unless you…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 31, 2009

Computers Can Now Get Salon Treatments With OPI

Or, um, something like that. Remember last week when we mentioned that Dell collaborated with artists to create a series of chic laptop designs? They're at it again, but this time, their partnership is aimed at nerdy beauty junkies. Nail company OPI worked with Dell to create a line of laptops based o…
By: Erin Flaherty / October 8, 2009

American Apparel And Sesame Street Make Kind Of A Sweet Team

Hipster porn aside, you know you love those shirts. Something else that's near and dear to your heart? Sesame Street. To commemorate the show's 40th anniversary, American Apparel sifted through the archives to select original line drawings of Jim Henson's characters for limited edition T-shirts that will be sold in 25 stores and…
By: Erin Flaherty / October 6, 2009

Comme des Garconnes Wants To Hold Your Hand (Bag)

Clearly a fan of the odd collaborations of late, Comme des Garconnes is now teaming up with Apple Corps Ltd. (the dudes who manage The Beatles' legacy) to put out a line of Beatles-inspired Comme des Garconnes bags. No images are out yet, but the collection debuts in London in November, then i…
By: Lily Q / September 29, 2009

H&M Gives Us Two Chances To Snag Sonia Rykiel Goods

Thank you H&M for consistently making designer creations available to the masses. Continuing on their collaboration takeover, the brand brought on cult favorite Sonia Rykiel to create two, yes two, collections, just in time for the holidays. The French designer will launch not only knitwear and accessories, but she’ll be the very first…
By: Bianca Posterli / September 28, 2009