It may be getting colder outside, but the fashion world is heating up with exciting new collaborations between some of the most exciting and beloved brands. Whether you’re looking to wrap up in one of the Telfar x Moose Knuckles outerwear pieces, or dress up for the dance floor in a show-stopper from Annie’s Ibiza x Clio Peppiat, these new fashion collaborations offer an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Here, we’ve rounded up the most important co branded collections to keep on your radar.
The New Fashion Collaborations
With a shared love of romantic, vintage textiles and silhouettes, it’s almost a surprise that these two brands haven’t teamed up before. Batsheva Hays’s namesake brand, which has been a go-to for cottagecore fans after prairie-style pieces since it launched in 2016, has teamed up with the heritage British textile company to create a 15-piece collection of clothing for women and children, as well as accompanying oven mitts and aprons. The clothing is full of vintage charm, with ruffled, Victorian-inspired dresses, and high collared smocks in clashing, chintzy prints. This is just the beginning of the pair’s collaboration, with plans in the works to extend the Batsheva x Laura Ashley world to include more pastoral-influenced homeware.
As a sixth-generation member of the Swarovski dynasty, it seems only natural that the luxury handbag designer Marina Raphael should choose to collaborate with the heritage crystal brand on a capsule collection of bags. Working closely with Swarovski’s supremely stylish creative director Giovanna Engelbert, Raphael has created three eclectic bags that more closely resemble sparkling objets d’artes than traditional accessories. The emerald Lucent clutch has been designed to look like a perfectly cut crystal, refracting light at every turn, while the Somnia, which sparkles on the arm of Madonna’s daughter Lourdes, who fronts the collection’s campaign, is made up of 88 crystal ringlets that hang seamlessly together to create a mini tote. They may only hold the bare essentials, but when they look this good that’s all that matters.
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Drawn together by a shared yearning for the dancefloor during the pandemic, Annie Doble, the founder of vintage haven Annie’s Ibiza, has joined forces with London-based designer Clio Peppiatt to create a 12-piece collection of disco dresses to get you in the party mood. A combination of opulent party styles with vintage flare — Doble was largely inspired by the Victorian fairies in Cicely Mary Baker’s A Flower Fairy Alphabet — the collection makes use of the Annie’s Ibiza archive, focusing on the late 18th-century, the Victorian era, 1920s and 1930s for further inspiration. The result is a romantic-meets-sensual assortment, most of which make use of corsets, updated with a playful, dance-ready twist. This collaboration already has Gen Z approval, with model Lila Moss spotted sporting one of the looks for her birthday.
British designer of the moment Harris Reed has teamed up with Italian fashion house Etro on an haute-hippie collection full of silk boho blouses, perfectly in keeping with Reed’s signature gender-fluid designs. Made from upcycled fabrics taken from Etro’s archive, the blouses feature the jewel-tones and paisley patterns that the brand is best known for, blended with the pussy-bow silhouette that Reed has made his own. The campaign has been brought to life by some of the fashion and entertainment world’s most colourful characters, including Anna Dello Russo and Troye Sivan. “I am extraordinarily excited for people to see these pieces, as they are completely one of a kind and a very limited run of each – which, I feel, is part of the beauty of demi-couture due to its intimate buying format,” says Reed of the collaboration. “I hope this brings a new way of looking at luxury fashion, not only in the way of gender and fluidity but also the idea of upcycling and the beauty behind it.”
Following the consolidation of her luxury and subdivision lines into one central brand, Victoria Beckham is launching her most affordable line yet. The British designer has taken inspiration from her own archives to create a 25-piece collection of Victoria Beckham staples exclusively for the Outnet. Oversized shirts, chunky knits and sleek tailored pieces are all included, many of which are made using excess fabric from the designer’s previous collections. The pieces reimagine signature silhouettes with a fresh spin — think timeless shirts and structured jackets in the label’s go-to palette of tobacco browns, military greens and classic navys — and with the focus on using deadstock fabric, the sense of nostalgia is built into each design.
The Italian fashion house has been busy celebrating its 100-year anniversary in many ways, including a release of a number of collaborative projects with other celebrated fashion labels. Recently, Gucci teased a new project with Comme des Garçons, which will be sold exclusively on Gucci Vault, their new ecommerce offering where fashion enthusiasts can purchase archival drops, special edition releases and a curated edit of pieces from up-and-coming designers. The announcement follows the debut of the Gucciaga collection earlier this year, when Balenciaga and Gucci sent a surprise collaborative collection down the catwalk — the “hacked” pieces, such as the classic Gucci Jackie bags printed with “Balenciaga” and corseted suit jackets in Gucci’s bold Rhombus design, are due to be released soon. Details of the Comme Des Garçons project are limited, but the Italian brand has confirmed it will include a co-designed shopping tote bag. This isn’t their first co-branded tote — in 2018, select Dover Street Market spots offered Comme Des Garçons’ PVC-wrapped paper totes featuring Gucci’s green-and-red stripe detail, with the duo later releasing the same PVC bag with an all-over Gucci floral design. If those releases are anything to go by, this collection is sure to sell out in seconds.
This season Stella McCartney has turned the spotlight on the talent of tomorrow with her latest collaboration, which sees her partnering with three next-gen artists on a capsule collection of unisex staples. Inspired by ‘Y is for Youth’ from the McCartney A to Z Manifesto, the Stella Shared 3 range features work from South London-based artist Ed Curtis, New York City designer Maisie Broome (Myfawnwy) and Antwerp-based graphic artist Tom Tosseyn, who each bring their own unique spin to some of the brand’s most recognisable pieces. Curtis’s psychedelic prints are splashed across reversible puffer jackets and clashing knitwear, Myfawnwy’s signature hand-marbled prints appear on cotton t-shirts and co-ords, and Tosseyn has reinterpreted the Stella logo, transforming the ‘S’ into both a lightning bolt and a yin yang. Using sustainable materials including recycled nylon, regenerated cashmere and organic cotton, the collection aims to awaken the fashion industry’s conscience and make space for young artists to engage with sustainability in their designs.
In honour of the launch of Netflix’s highly-stylized Western about rival gangs of Black cowboys, The Harder They Fall, French fashion house Balmain has created a special new capsule collection, which includes several fringe-heavy looks inspired by costumes in the film. Billed as the streaming service’s “first luxury fashion collaboration”, the partnership came about after Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing was asked to design a few looks for the film that were showcased alongside items created by costume designer Antoinette Messam – now some of those pieces are available to buy, with a carefully curated ready-to-wear and accessories range for men and women featuring Wild West-inspired suede bolero jackets and grommet adorned skirts and tops.