From Richard Quinn combining his botanical prints with Tommy Hilfiger’s all-American preppiness to Dior’s partnership with African designer of the moment Thebe Magugu, this season’s new fashion collabs are not to be missed.
Dior x Thebe Magugu x CTAOP
Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has joined forces with Johannesburg-based designer Thebe Magugu on a limited-edition capsule for the Cruise collection. Magugu – who won the 2019 LVMH Prize and whose work explores themes of gender, feminism, family and ancestry – has given Dior’s iconic New Look his own unique interpretation, with a black tulle asymmetrical skirt and an oversized tee shirt adorned with a sisterhood motif, while accessories include a brim bucket hat, Dior Book Tote, silk scarf and lace-up Diorcamp boots. The capusle has been created to support the CTAOP – a foundation created and championed by the House’s longtime ambassador, the actress Charlize Theron – which advances and invests in the health, education and safety of youth in Southern Africa; Dior has also made a donation to the charity.
Hailey Bieber x Wardrobe.NYC
She’s known for her chic minimalist style, and now you can snap up Hailey Bieber’s luxe pared-back look for yourself thanks to the model and beauty entrepreneur’s debut collection with New York-based sustainable label Wardrobe. NYC. The edit comprises 14 essentials you can use to build the ultimate capsule wardrobe, from ribbed tank tops and pleated wide-leg pants to double-breasted blazers and luxurious knits. The fashion collaboration has been two years in the making and was modelled on Hailey’s own signature staples, designed to see you through autumn, winter and every season in between.
Alanui x Moon Boot
For those heading to the slopes this winter, there’s only one accessory to be packing for your trip to Courchevel or Val d’Isère: a pair of Moon Boots designed by luxury Italian label Alanui. The two brands have created a new fashion collaboration of dream cold weather boots this season, bringing Alanui’s signature tapestry jacquard knits to Moon Boot’s distinctive chunky footwear. Available in a range of colourways – from understated beige and off white to hard-to-miss sky blue and fire engine red – team them with leggings or salopettes for the ultimate après-ski outfit.
Wolford x Mugler
Luxury hosiery and shapewear brand Wolford has teamed up with Mugler Creative Director Casey Cadwallader on a limited-edition ‘skinwear’ collection. The 12-piece capsule consists of bodysuits, dresses, gloves, leggings and cycling shorts in a special flocked pattern, combining Mugler’s striking designs with Wolford’s high-quality sheer and high-precision knitwear technology, and featuring innovative body shaping lift construction to accentuate the contours of the body. Mugler’s iconic sculpting hosiery is also available in a new range of colours. This isn’t the first time the two brands have worked together: Wolford launched an exclusive fashion collaboration with the late Thierry Mugler in the 80s.
Cecilie Bahnsen x Asics
You’ll probably know Cecilie Bahnsen for her ethereal, intricately crafted dresses – now the Scandi designer has teamed up with trainer brand Asics on a range of sneakers that combine her trademark style with supreme comfort. The new fashion collaboration highlights Bahnsen’s desire that her dresses should not just be saved for best – they’re versatile pieces that look just as good at a party as they do teamed with trainers on a weekday morning. Each of the limited-edition trainers – only 50 pairs have been made in total – have been crafted using deadstock, while feminie touches like beading and scalloped embellishments have been added using remnant materials from Bahnsen’s studio. Her eco-conscious practices line up with Asics’ ethos, with the brand priding themselves on the fact that 90% of their running shoes over the last two years have been made from recycled materials.
Ugg x KNWLS
If you thought Uggs couldn’t be high fashion, think again. At the latest London Fashion Week, all eyes were on the KNWLS runway show, where the brand’s designers Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault sent models down the catwalk in a fresh take on the ubiquitous boots – the new fashion collab they described as “dangerous and comfortable”. As well as a classic Ugg boot studded with bronze hoop piercing embellishments, the brand also created a heeled version with a square toe, inspired by their own Hellz boots.
Richard Quinn x Tommy Hilfiger
On the surface, a fashion collaboration between Peckham-born designer Richard Quinn and the king of all-American preppiness Tommy Hilfiger sounds like the most unlikely of pairings – but it turns out, it’s a match made in heaven. Hilfiger first came across Quinn when he was given the Queen Elizabeth II award in 2018 and instantly fell in love with his radically different aesthetic. He asked him to bring that to their joint capsule collection, which features 40 different pieces that combine Quinn’s daring use of pattern and dramatic silhouettes with Hilfiger’s American classics – standout pieces include floral print chinos, punk-inspired leather jackets and tartan blazers.
Aquazzura x Swarovski
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the luxury Italian shoewear label, and to celebrate Aquazzura is launching a dazzling capsule collection with Swarovski. The Austrian jewellery house brings its own unique brand of sparkle to the range, with Aquazzura launching a new shoe design – the ultra-feminine Aura sandal – that features an ankle strap and sculptural heel completely encrusted in Swarovski crystals. Available in five jewel tones, from hot pink and ice blue to lime green, they’re the party shoes to be seen in this festive season.
Pangaia x Kenny Scharf
Pangaia has long been a trailblazer in the fashion world, whether for their materials science-based approach to technology – creating wardrobe essentials from special bio-engineered materials – or aligning themselves with cool tastemakers, as they’ve done for their latest launch. The UK-based brand has teamed up with LA artist Kenny Scharf to create a new fashion collaboration that highlights a joint love of nature and their mission “to spread an earth-positive message”. Sweatshirts, t-shirts and track pants are adorned with Scharf’s signature painterly-style graphics featuring cartoon-inspired trees, all designed to raise environmental awareness.
Both x Charles & Keith
Singapore-based accessories brand Charles & Keith has become known for its stellar collaborations of late, having teamed up with Cecilie Bahnsen and rising Gen Z brand Shushu/Tong in the past. Their latest partnership sees them joining forces with Parisian-based independent footwear brand Both – known for its unique use of rubber – to create a collection of 90s punk-inspired pieces. Several of Charles & Keith’s most instantly-recognisable silhouettes – including their Chelsea boots and chunky loafers – have been reimagined with experimental curved rubber soles and hammered metal toe-caps, while bags come with removable charms and chains for a playful take on personalisation.
Barbour x Roksanda
Barbour is forever at the forefront of exciting fashion collaborations, having already teamed up with Margaret Howell, Moncler and Alexa Chung. Now, it’s the turn of Roksanda Ilinčić. The British heritage label and the Serbian-born, London-based designer have joined forces on a striking new 13-piece womenswear collection that merges the USPs of both brands, ‘created by women for women’. Taking inspiration from the Barbour archives and adding Roksanda’s bold use of colour, signature sculptural silhouettes and unabashed femininity, the capsule features utilitarian outerwear including wax, quilted and waterproof jackets and puffer gilets, as well as layering pieces, fleece tee-shirts and quilted trousers.
Bella Freud x War Child UK
War Child UK, which supports children across the world affected by conflict, has launched its first e-commerce shop, Shop For Good. To mark the occasion, Bella Freud has designed a new certified organic cotton ‘Peace And Love’ sweatshirt which has been printed in the UK with low-waste printing tech and made in a renewable energy powered factory. It’s not the first time Freud has collaborated with War Child UK – she is one of a handful of designers, including Vivienne Westwood, who have created sustainable clothing to raise money for the charity. As well as clothing, the online store will sell everything from hand-poured soy candles to a limited edition (one of 100) signed ‘Never Give Up’ screen prints donated by Anthony Burrill. Every purchase made on Shop For Good will help ensure a safer future for children living through war, with a focus on Ukraine.