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 hey, why not? [WWD] Keep reading »
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 as the original? Rykiel, considered a French fashion staple to Parisian-styled girls, made her claim to fame with luxe, bright colored knits, often decorated with stripes. (Kind of a far cry from lacy lingerie, no?)
Now it seems Miss Sonia is giving the crowds what they want—she’s slated to do another collection for H&M, this time producing wares that are much more identifiable with the Rykiel brand. Coming to stores in February, the range features bright pink or yellow knit dresses, oversized striped sweaters, sparkly leggings, and some too-cute, bow-adorned pullovers. To this we say: Oui, oui, oui! More pics after the jump. [Mademoiselle Quincampoix] Keep reading »
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! Doesn’t that seem a little unfair since most shoppers didn’t even get a chance to order the collection at retail price in the first place?
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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 ladies did fit into some of the styles that weren’t even the largest ones). Watch it here after the jump…
In any case, it would seem that the most popular item in the range—a Michael Jackson/military-inspired coat—has definitely been finding its way into the closets of grown-ups. Racked reports that in New York City, only one large size remains (although it’s surely gone by now). Is shopping the kids’ section: A) A clever and cheaper way to find some fun pieces, B) Upsetting because the only people who can wear it have to be super petite, or C) Sad because apparently the only really awesome designer collaborations out there are for the prepubescent set? [Racked.com] Keep reading »
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 enjoy the lumpy, supersized nipple look under your t-shirt.
Rykiel’s line comes out in early December … does this look like the kind of thing you’d buy just to wear in the bedroom? Or if you’re going to put down for a designer collab, would you rather put your money towards something a bit more functional? [StyleCaster.com] Keep reading »
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 on famous polish colors, such as the cult classic “I’m Not Really A Waitress” (here). Six shades are launching in November just in time for the holidays, and 20 more will roll out over the course of next year. Huh. We never in a million years could have foreseen this. But there you have it. Keep reading »
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 online later this month. Not only are they cute and — given our current obsession with all things ’70s and ’80s — surprisingly modern-looking, unlike Lindsay Lohan and Ungaro’s design FAIL, this is one designer collaboration we’re actually feeling. Keep reading »
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 in Tokyo before distribution opens up. We’re hoping and assuming the sure-to-be-interesting bags will make their way overseas and into our closets. These have serious collector’s item written all over them. But not literally, we hope. [WWD] Keep reading »
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 to bring designer lingerie to H&M.
The first iteration of her designs–the sexy underpinnings–will be available on December 5th in 1500 stores, as well as her own. Sadly, her knitwear line will be sold in only 250 stores on February 20th; thus, the line in major cities is sure to be astronomical. At least those in the U.K. fare a better chance at scooping up some Rykiel pieces, as H&M’s finally planning on starting online shopping this fall. When can we shop online H&M? Guess we’ll have to stick with eBay. [WWD]
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Apparently, Anthropologie is jealous of the attention that stores like H&M, Topshop, and Uniqlo are getting for their designer collaborations. So the romantic brand nabbed Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian to create four collections which will appear in 55 stores, beginning in November. Sadly, no pics yet, but think a total ’40s style look, complete with coats, silk dresses, and their very own prints. If the stockings look anything like their polka-dot design that walked down the runway in the fall ’09 collection, then it’s sure to sell out immediately.
But it wouldn’t be an Anthropologie collection without just a tidbit of home goods. So, of course, Ruffian-style candles and glasses will be available for purchase. Plus, come spring, you’ll be able to lie on sheets by the boys. Basically they’re taking over the store and our homes. And you know what? We are totally OK with that! [WWD]
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