The Trend to Collaborate!

Gap's second collaboration with Diane Von Furtrensburg
Gap’s second collaboration with Diane Von Furstrenburg

This month it seems like the trend is to collaborate! As we await the launch of the River Islands collaborations with Rhianna and designer Giorgia Hardinage, Kate Hudson’s design debut for Ann Taylor and not to forget the already launched collaborations for Vivienne Westwood and The National Ballet and Beatrix Potter for Gap. Now Gap are to launch their second season for their collaboration with Diane Von Furstenburg after the great success of the first one last year. Just like the collection last year, the new collection will also incorporate the labels’s iconic prints, sillouettes and bold colour palette.

The gorgeous and bright collection will hit stores and be available online from April ♥


Another successful collaboration which is also to launch a second season is JW Anderson for Topshop. ‘The girl has evolved. It’s about carrying over the idea of iconic pieces that can be worn over and over and re-working staple looks from the JW Anderson wardrobe.’ says JW Anderson, with a hint of playfulness and the huge monochrome trend the collection looks sleek and futuristic. The range has accessories and clothing as well as platform heels; bold prints in knitwear and cute animal and heart motifs. 15th of February is the day the collections hits stores ♥


Yet another designer collaboration involving Matthew Williamson and Triumph lingerie for London Fashion Week. With lace being traditional for lingerie, Matthew Williamson has added ‘a touch of decadence‘ using ostrich feathers and floral embellishments which were a huge trend at Couture Fashion Week ♥

Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta

The last of the collaborations for today (not for the season…surely not!) is Oscar de la Renta teaming up with the Outnet. The collection will feature mainly dresses but a full clothing collections using patterns and fabrics from the brand’s mainline range. With Olivia Palermo as the new face of the brand, there is sure to big a lot of focus on this US label. The exclusive 24-piece range is due to launch on the 24th of February ♥


Secret Style File is now collaborating and writing exclusive articles for Inpsired Magazine. Check out the latest on The Masculine Tailoring Trend ♥

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