They say two heads are better than one, so when two titans from the world of fashion join creative forces, you know you are in for a treat. For instance, who could forget 2022's brilliant pairing between Fendi and Versace, or 'Fendace' as the resulting collection was called. And then there was the art meets fashion pairing of Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton. This unique collection of clothing and accessories was displayed against a colourful backdrop of Kusama's signature polka dots at the luxury brand's Bond Street flagship, while her colourful flags lined the street outside.
Meanwhile, this year's much-talked-about pairing between Tiffany & Co. and Nike began with a series of cryptic Instagram posts featuring a Tiffany blue-coloured box and the words 'coming soon'. Then, on March 7, the first limited edition sneaker landed in store. The black dual logo Nike/Tiffany Air Force 1 Low 1837, is notable for its Tiffany blue Nike stripe and co-branded laser-etched silver plates above each heel. But you better get your skates on. Only 1,837 pairs have been produced and by the time of writing these may already been and gone!
And then there is Gucci x Birkenstock. The Italian luxury house is of course famous for its iconic collaborations having already paired up with the likes of Adidas and Harry Styles in the recent past. But after Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted wearing a pair of the German health shoe brand's signature Boston clogs with an all-over GG print on the set of 'Just Like That', it looks like there might be another class double act underway. Watch this space!
Finally, the spring/summer 2023 Yoshitomo Nara x Stella McCartney aims to highlight important issues with a playful touch. The British designer and Japanese artist both share a common bond. Yoshitomo seeks to bridge the gap between art, street culture and subculture, while Stella a pioneer of sustainability and animal rights, has never used leather, feathers, fur or skins in any of her designs.
Together, the pair have created a spirited unisex range of highly collectable pieces including a 'Stop the Bombs' canvas tote bag and 'Don't Waste Another Day' sweater all of which feature cartoonish, wide-eyed, big-headed kids.