Key Collaborations in 2018

Off-White x Jimmy Choo - Sara Boot - padded boot with floral print.
Off-White x Jimmy Choo – Sara Boot – Jimmy Choo Website

Off-White x Jimmy Choo

This collaboration was announced during Off-White’s Spring/Summer 2018 show at Paris Fashion Week. The aim of the collaboration is to combine the young exuberance of Off-White with the elegance of Jimmy Choo and we one hundred percent feel that this has been achieved in the collection. Off-White showcased the shoes at their runway show as well as Sandra Choi and Virgil Abloh hosting an intimate dinner at Taglialatella Galleries, Chelsea, New York. The collection has been available online since the 21st of February and includes padded Nappa leather mid-high boots; dangling diamonte heels; big bow, pointy-top pumps with a zebra print; and a lot of rouched TPU designs. So far the creations have been papped on multiple high-profile celebrities such as Rihanna and  Bella Hadid. Red-logo rubber bracelets named Constance also appear in the collection if you wish to buy into the collaboration but are on a budget.

 

Kaia Gerber x Karl Lagerfeld Collaboration - Kaia at Lagerfeld design studios selecting designs - hashtaglegend
Kaia Gerber x Karl Lagerfeld Collaboration – Kaia at Lagerfeld design studios selecting designs – hashtaglegends

Kaia Gerber x Karl Lagerfeld

16-year-old model and daughter of Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber is set to collaborate with Karl Lagerfeld in a secret project. The collection is very much under wraps at present, but what we do know is that the collaboration will result in Ready-to-wear looks, sunglasses, and jewelry. The idea is to blend Karl Lagerfeld’s timeless Parisian chic aesthetic with Kaia’s West Coast casual style.

The very much in demand catwalk model has walked 18 brand’s runways since September including Chanel. Now only a year later the young talent will have a collection with fashion King, Karl: the result of this dream duo’s work will be available in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online and in selected retail outlets in September.

 

Reebok x Victoria Beckham - Collaboration press announcement​ - Victoria Beckham outside Reebok lift in casual wear
Reebok x Victoria Beckham – Collaboration press announcement – Pop Sugar

Reebok x Victoria Beckham

She may not be Sporty Spice but her Husband is one of arguably the most famous sporting personalities of all time. So it doesn’t come as much surprise that the singer-come icon- come designer is set to collaborate with Reebok in the latter half of 2018. Victora Beckham is said to be enthralled by the chance to “challenge the traditional notion of fitness wear within fashion” after wanting to do just that for some time with both her own wardrobe and within the industry.

 

Tolani x Nicky Hilton - Mummy and Me photo shoot- Model and child in printed designs from collaboration​.
Tolani x Nicky Hilton – Mummy and Me photo shoot- Brit

Tolani x Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton has been seen on many occasions to be wearing Tolani’s terrific prints. SO mother Nicky was exceptionally keen on working with the brand to create a “Mummy and Me” Ready- to wear collection for Spring 2018. The entire collection is made of one hundred percent silk and includes tops, shorts, and dresses. All 20 pieces are available in both women’s and girls sizes on the Tolani Collection website now!

 

Keds x Kate of Spade -Glitter, Lace-up, flat Bridal Shoe Design from collaboration​ - Pinterest
Keds x Kate of Spade -Bridal Shoe Design from collaboration – Pinterest

Keds x Kate of Spade

If you have not seen already Ked’s and Kate of Spade have made a bride’s dream come true with their collection of bridal sneakers.Whether the bride opts for flats from start to finish or looks forward to changing from that unpractical but perfectly pretty heels after the ceremony these stylish shoes are anything but a practical resort.  Pearls, glitter and flowers embellish slip ons and lace-ups perfect enough for a princess. Styles are also available in kid’s sizes so that young bride’s maids and flower girls can match the rest of the squad if desired.

 

Christopher Kane x Z-Coil - Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2018 - Black Orthopaedic Shoes embellished with crystals - Refinery 29 UK
Christopher Kane x Z-Coil – Christopher Kane RTW Fall 2018 – Refinery 29 UK

Christopher Kane x Z-Coil

From pretty to the orthopedic, Christopher Kane showed his continued his love for ugly shoes in his show by sending crystal decorated orthopedic shoes down the runway. The shoes by Z-coil are incredibly comfy and are said to improve posture. What with cosy couture becoming a trend for 2018 we can certainly see this alternative take on heart-breaking heels becoming a thing. Afterall why can’t those in need of that extra support from their footwear be fashionable too?!

 

Cushnie et Ochs x Lee Jeans - Collaboration Shoot - Model in denim jeans and jacket with black vest top. Model stood infant of dotted backdrop with a visual illusion image. Women's Wear Daily
Cushnie et Ochs x Lee Jeans – Collaboration Shoot – Women’s Wear Daily

Cushnie et Ochs x Lee Jeans

At their 10th Anniversary, Fall 2018 catwalk show in New York, Cushnie et Ochs announced they will collaborate with Lee Jeans produce work for their Lee Body Optix Collection. The two claim for it to be a dream collaboration due to their shared vision of empowering women through perfectly fitted clothes to make her feel strong and confident.

 

Disney x Coach - Pink Mini Mouse Leather Handbag from Collaboration - Handbag has ears and glittery spots. The clasp fastening and tag are a black brush metal. Refinery 29
Disney x Coach – Pink Mini Mouse Leather Handbag from Collaboration – Refinery 29

Disney x Coach

Disney and Coach collaborate again! Mini Mouse has recently received her star on the Hollywood walk of fame, and what a better way to celebrate than to have a luxury collection created in her honour. The 19 piece special edition range was released in January and consists of handbags, Ready-to-wear clothing and collectible dolls in pebbled leather. Traditional Mini Mouse polka dots in pink and red is the main pattern of the collection, and with the millennial market becoming big for Disney, as well as wanting to dish out for luxury playfulness, there is no doubt this collaboration will be successful.

 

LCF x Liberty London - Joseph Standish Design - Liberty Spring/ Summer 2018 Alpine Print Collection - University of The Arts London
LCF x Liberty London – Joseph Standish Design – Liberty Spring/ Summer 2018 Alpine Print Collection – University of The Arts London

Liberty London x LCF

Three London College of Fashion graduate students were challenged with creating contemporary pieces from the Liberty London’s Fabric Spring/Summer 2018 Alpine Symphony collection. Fotini Handra (BA Womenswear), Joseph Standish (BA Fashion Design and Development) and Daniel Pascal Tanner (BA Womenswear) spent three weeks, conceptualising, designing, toiling and developing their designs before the final pieces were created. Joseph designed a creative mountain climbing collection using layers, jackets and the floral pieces to comprise outfits for the extraordinary hiker. In contrast, Daniel created an almost modern take on the medieval with her looks: “I’ve used the dynamic geometric prints from the Fair Isle range and juxtaposed this with the charismatic and sweet floral print of Heidi. I’ve combined the prints together, before pleating them to give the floral a more graphic edge.” Says Daniel Pascal Tanner for the Liberty London Look Book “The geometric corset and bustier accessories that are worn over the outfits help add to the sense of clashing modernity and antiquity.” In comparison, Fotini created more voluminous silhouettes: “The collection explores the distorted geometry of tremendously stylised objects by integrating abstract and geometric shapes into womenswear pieces.”

 

J.W.Anderson x Uniqlo  - Check and Tan Mac from Previous Collaboration - Photoshoot by Pop Bee
J.W.Anderson x Uniqlo  – Mac from Previous Collaboration – Photoshoot by Pop Bee

J.W.Anderson x Uniqlo 

Finally yet another return collaboration. After such a successful first round in Fall 2017, J.W.Anderson have produced a collection for Uniqlo’s Spring /Summer 2018 ranges for both women and men. “The new spring/summer collection represents an advance in fashioning attractive wardrobe basics” through fit, fabric, and functionality according to  Yuki Katsuta, head of Uniqlo global research and design. Look out for the innovative collection come April 19.

 

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