9 September 2013

One Day. 2013's Top Fashion Collaborations

There's plenty going on in the fashion world at the moment with the imminent launch of all the new season ranges. I, myself, have been keeping on an eye on some pretty exciting new collaborations. For those who don't know, a collaboration or a co-lab, is when a designer or brand teams up with an other designer or celebrity icon, to produce a capsule collection that is part of their range. Co-labs are known to be innovative ranges that inject some excitement into a brand's collection. Here are some of the collaborations I'm frothing over this season:

4th & Bleeker for Billabong

Much loved Aussie surfbrand Billabong has teamed up with one of the most influential bloggers around; Alexandra Spencer of 4th & Bleeker. This Aussie-born, New York based model has seen immense success in her fashion career and through her blog; 4th & Bleeker. Alex has teamed up with Billabong to create a fashion-influenced 17-piece range that features mix and match pieces for any occasion; from dining in New York, to beaching in Oz. The collection includes basic tanks and tops that are perfect for layering, it also has flashes of animal prints and stylish evening dresses. Released today, you can shop the collection here.

Whitney Port for Cooper St

Australian brand Cooper St has announced their first ever designer collaboration with Whitney Port; launching this September. The range is said to encapsulate an Australian spring with an LA edge. We can expect bright feminine prints, eclectic patterns, chic pants and sassy cocktail dresses. I can't wait for this one. The range will be available in Myer and select boutiques.

Kendall & Kylie for Pacsun

I know, I know, it's the Kardashians... haven't they already got enough fame and enterprise? Perhaps so but I must say this Fall co-lab is pretty darn cute. This pair of sisters are known for their great style and they've certainly had a headstart when it comes to brand building. The range for American retailer Pacsun has a chic yet edgy Californian vibe to it and features dark colours, leathers, printed tees, washed denim and aztec inspired prints. Their favourite slogan from the range? Kalifornia with a K. Shop here.

Lulu Frost for JCrew

In the jewellery world, iconic brand Lulu Frost, who is known for creating pieces that amalgamate antique and modern elements, has teamed up with American brand JCrew. The collection features a selection of designs that range from chunky bold necklaces and bracelets that feature coloured stones, to dainty, fine rings and chains. Shop here.

Photos by Billabong, Cooper St, Pacsun and JCrew.