Fall fashion 2013: Best new designer collaborations
Find out about the biggest fashion and beauty collaborations you need to know about this fall.
Tue Aug 20 2013
With the change in season comes a whole new crop of beauty and fashion collaborations, including Isabel Marant for H&M, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target and Jason Wu for Lancôme.
Jason Wu for Lancôme
Jason Wu for Lancôme
Although both parties have crossed over into the beauty and fashion worlds—Wu created a five-piece polish line for CND in 2011, while Lancôme has collaborated with designers L’Wren Scott and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz—this partnership stretches beyond a single limited-edition collection. The 15-piece assortment of makeup for eyes, lips and nails is just the first in a series of joint releases, and includes shimmery five-color eye-shadow palettes ($45), cream eye-shadow pots ($25), richly pigmented lipsticks ($26), high-gloss lacquers ($15), a navy mascara ($27), a precision-tip liquid liner ($30) and a dual-end shadow-and-liner brush ($33). Grab the Color Design compact in 403 Violet Streak to re-create the bold purple cat-eye look that was featured at Wu’s fall/winter 2013 runway show. Visit nordstrom.com.
- Nordstrom, locations throughout the city
- Available Sept 1
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
Fans of the contemporary designer’s ability to blur the line between dressy and casual won’t be disappointed by this set of budget-friendly clothing ($20–$300) and accessories ($20–$60) for both sexes. The 100-piece assortment features a dark, neutral palette punctuated by muted florals, faux-leather accents and nontraditional camo prints. Standouts include women’s long-sleeved, floral-print blouses ($30) and mini satchels ($35) that resemble Lim’s best-selling Pashli bags. Visit target.com.
- Target, locations throughout the city
- Available Sept 15
Revlon by Marchesa
The beauty brand’s global artistic director, Gucci Westman, was behind the makeup looks at Marchesa’s recent bridal and ready-to-wear fashion shows, so it’s no surprise that the two companies are taking their relationship one step further with this three-part collab. Nail art is the focus of the first collection, which features eight styles of 3-D adhesive strips (18 decals, $10) inspired by designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s opulent gowns. Visit revlon.com.
- Available in October
Isabel Marant pour H&M
The Parisian womenswear designer lends her edgy, bohemian aesthetic to the Swedish chain through this limited-edition collection, inspired by her eponymous line. While the prospect of being able to nab Marant’s trendsetting wedge sneakers for a fraction of the usual cost is exciting enough, the partnership also marks her debut foray into men’s clothing. Details are scant, but a first look released via H&M’s Twitter account revealed a printed slouchy dress and fringed booties with conical heels, in Marant’s signature neutral hues. Visit hm.com.
- H&M, locations throughout the city
- Available Nov 14
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