It is safe to say that designer collaborations have become a permanent fixture in the fashion industry. Making “designer” looks affordable for the masses and giving fashion lovers the chance to own something with their favorite designer’s name on it. Of course it isn’t just the shoppers who are benefiting from these partnerships, the most popular designer-for-less collections sell out in minutes putting a little extra cash in the hands of the collaborators. Nonetheless we can appreciate a good deal when we find one and there are a whole lot of fashion collaborations happening this holiday season offering just that. Here our my picks from just a few of them.
Today, style blogger Elin Kling of Style By Kling launches her collections for Guess by Marciano. Though not quite a designer collab, the sexy and edgy pieces prove that she has what it takes. Items range from a t-shirt for $58 to a pair of leather pants for a pricey $898.
Though we have little information about the Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M, as is the way of the low-profile Margiela, the headless model pictures we’ve seen so far are Ah-mazing. Oh and this time around, the man in your life can get in on the fashion collaboration maddness on November 15th! The couple that shops together stays together! Or something like that.
We’ve already talked about the Neiman Marcus and Target partnership, but that was before we had access to info about all 50 items. This is probably one of the best and easiest ways to get your Christmas shopping done (well except for the potentially massive crowds). Be sure to have your running shoes on and double knotted on December 1st.
If pet items and bicycles seem a bit odd for a designer collab, then perhaps the Rodarte and Starbucks partnership seems outright crazy. The designer tell AP, “Our clothing is specialized, and when we are thinking of Rodarte, we choose things that say who we are as designers, but we’re not limited to that. We like the idea of collaborations and putting our thought process somewhere else.” Get your designer coffee loot starting November 13th.
By Kristianne Young