Our proudest victories this year include a Isabel Marant x H&M quilted jacket, a 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target "Boom" sweatshirt, and rag & bone x Hunter rain boots we'd be proud — not pouty — to sport. Yes, 2013 will be fondly remembered in designer collaborations that were worth every city-avenue-long wait line. And, whether or not you participated in the madness — i.e., waking up at 8 a.m. to snag a Phillip Lim satchel for a steal or elbowing your way through the H&M pop-up — the awesome and unexpected mashups were hard to ignore.
If you're anything like us, you followed the process of “[insert designer here]’s collaboration with [insert retailer here]” or “[insert celebrity here]’s capsule collection for [insert other retailer here]” from sketches and peeks, to launch parties and collection drops. You waited in lines and scrolled through slideshow after slideshow of pictures. And, so, in honor of a big year of shopping, we're doling out prizes that celebrate our favorite examples of teamwork. Ahead, the 2013 designer-collaboration superlatives, according to us!
Oh California, how we love you and your beachside weddings. Ashley + Danny had the ultimate SoCal wedding. She’s always had dreams of being a mermaid, he’s always loved the beach, and together they’ve shared a love for classic rock. So naturally they incorporated all of that into their wedding. read
If you're a fan of Teruyoshi Hayashida's seminal preppy-fashion playbook Take Ivy, or Patricia Mears' Ivy Style, you may have found yourself wondering what the ladies were doing while midcentury men were getting natty in Brooks Brothers tweeds, bucks, and beat-up chinos. Well, the answer to that question has finally read