collabs

Buy it now: back to Scholl



Honey Fucking Dijon x Scholl

The ergonomic fashion sandal craze is going nowhere.

Birkenstocks are now firmly embedded in the fashion canon with their own ‘designer’ tier of styles* priced at circa £300, while Crocs now has a dedicated creative director for its Crocs X Pollex Pod collection. Meanwhile, Scholl is making a comeback with a raft of collabs I hadn’t been aware of ‘til I saw a mention on Keep It Chic. (more…)



The culture of fashion: AKILA x Keith Haring eyewear



AKILA x Keith Haring eyewear Paradise red

What’s the deal with all the Keith Haring collabs? The FT has the answer to all my questions here (pay wall), looking at the legacy of Keith Haring as an activist and accessible artist who coined the phrase “art is for everybody”. The company responsible for the never-ending list of collabs (Uniqlo, Primark, Junya Watanabe and Coach among them) is Artestar. The licensing agency also represents photographers, designers and creatives, and its success highlights the merchification of culture in the modern age.

But this latest Haring collab isn’t just a print slapped onto a tee. (more…)



In bed with Le Corbusier



Tekla Le Corbusier blanket Cashmere Lambswool

More blanket hype.

Not sure how I missed the memo first time round, but Tekla has done a second blanket collection inspired by Le Corbusier.

You can’t get any more classic than these mid-century colourways from Le Corbusier’s palette, the Architectural Polychromy, a collaboration with Les Couleurs Suisse AG. The blankets come in checks or stripes and are woven in Scotland from lambswool and cashmere. (more…)



Tiffany x Nike? WTF



Tiffany X Nike collab

Tiffany is at it again, teasing us with a new, polarising campaign.

Seeding an upcoming collab with Nike (Nike?!) with a pair of Tiffany colourway AF1s, it seems this is what you get from a 30-year-old executive VP of product and communications marketing to a new-gen customer.

Online chatter in my circles so far suggests it’s a bit of an obvious move for Tiffany and a disappointing one for Nike. (more…)