This month, were focusing on the best brand collaborations out currently, the ones that have us taking out our Amex with a resounding YES.
Loyal Brandettes readers know we’re smitten with great brand collabs that elevate all involved through design, creativity and good ol’ fashioned brand power. We’re such strong believers, we even wrote our own guide to successful brand collaborations that still ranks as one of our most popular posts to date. Partnerships are powerful, people, and can bring a whole new audience of buyers to your brand. Fun and collaborative, yes. Amazing for business? You bet.
It just so happens that this month’s best brand collaborations are rooted in fashion, yet only two are wearable. Crossing industries is cool, see for yourself…
3 Best Brand Collaborations Right Now
Matthew Williamson for CB2
British fashion designer Matthew Williamson is a master of mixing prints together to express his signature brand of eclectic glamour. Williamson’s first foray into home, a brand collaboration with Crate and Barrell-owned CB2, is pattern rich and lush with gorgeous high end details. The collection isn’t vast, it focuses in on quality versus quantity. Oh, and that flamingo wants to come home with me.
Alexis Bittar x Jeremy Scott
I’m hooked on Alexis Bittar’s inventive (and sometimes twisted) brand of statement jewelry and the compliments that always ensue. His (Alexis is a man) aesthetic is sublime- combining lucite, pave and liquid-like forms into necklaces, rings and bracelets that are truly remarkable. His 2016 collection with the bold and brash fashion icon, Jeremy Scott, feels fresh and impossibly modern.
Gap + Pendleton
If you follow Brandettes on Instagram, you might be wise to my Pendleton fascination. The patterns and colorways are incredible and I aspire to collect a stack of Pendleton blankets for my Santa Fe dream home, someday. While the core brand’s price points might be aspirational, the Gap collab brings a Pendleton plaid shirt to you for right around $60. Some pieces higher, some lower….all of them, perfectly placed for fall.
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Photo Credits: CB2, Alexis Bittar & Gap