Monday, 6 October 2008

Designer Collaborations

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There are so many designer collaborations happening this season, I am struggling to keep up with them all. Some are better than others and they obviously aren't as good as the real thing as the designers creativity is often diluted but, they are much cheaper than the main designer collections. Here are just a few to look out for:

Comme Des Garcons at H & M- Probably one of the most eagerley awaited designer collaborations, the Comme Des Garcons collection by Rwei Kawakubo. The website says 'All the pieces demonstrate the artistic and independent spirit of Comme des Garçons'. I am wondering how far that artistic and independant spirit will go. Even if the creativity is not as evident as we are used to from Rwei Kawakubo, the collection will include some of the key elements from Comme De Garcons including boiled wool and gabardine. A sneek preview the other day indicates that it will be a great collection that I will definitely be wanted a bit of.

Simone Shailes, graduate of Central St Martins and winner of the Top Shop New Generation award will be selling her loopy knitwear at the Topshop Oxford Circus flagshop store. A great way to get your hands on some interesting and cosy knitwear from this up and coming designer. Top shop is leading the way with designer collaborations, at the moment guest designers include Preen, Louise Goldin, Emma Cook and Peter Jensen. Well worth a look and the prices aren't too bad.

Patricia Field the stylist who styled the girls of SATC is creating a range for Marks and Spencers. I love Marks and Spencers and I love SATC but i am thinking this may not be the most groundbreaking of collections. I will still be having a look though in case I am wrong. It will be available in selected stores from 16th October.

Lanvin and Acne- I so can't wait for this collaboration. It will combine Albers amazing design talent with denim and hard wearing fabrics. Perfect for a mum like me that needs practical clothes - ha.

I know there are many more but don't have time to post about them all today - please feel free to add your comments on them

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