See Gigi Hadid's First Designs for Tommy Hilfiger (and Three More Collabs You Can't Miss!)
If you’re starting to compile your fall shopping list, there are some cool new collaborations happening in the style sphere you’re going to want to check out. Tommy Hilfiger’s collaboration with Gigi Hadid is finally ready to hit stores in September (but we have a first look at the pieces now!). J.Crew’s latest collection features the cutest new prints to liven up your wardrobe (we’re talking unicorns and Bengal tigers). Your favorite beauty brand, AERIN, is getting into the accessories business (and tapped the reigning queen of the accessory, Olivia Palermo, to lend a hand). And finally, TOMS has your footwear needs covered thanks to its chic (and charitable) collaboration with Prabal Gurung.
First, let’s discuss Hadid’s new design gig. As Tommy Hilfiger’s brand ambassador she worked with the company to create a capsule collection featuring women’s sportswear, footwear, accessories and fragrance (the latter of which you can check out here) that mixes Hadid’s girl-next-door vibe with the preppy aesthetic the brand’s known for. In a statement, Tommy Hilfiger himself calls Hadid “the definition of today’s ‘Tommy Girl’ — her magnetic personality is bright and always optimistic, and her style is confident, effortless and cool.”
And Hadid is just as excited. “I never thought I would be asked to design a capsule collection, so it still feels like a dream that Tommy approached me to collaborate,” said Hadid in a statement. “His company is one that I genuinely love and have been a fan of for my entire life, and Tommy is the easiest, most fun person to work with. I have always looked up to his brand, campaigns and design style. I think our collection celebrates the iconic Tommy lifestyle and mixes a bit of everything: there are styles that are really hippie-chic, styles that are sporty streetwear, and styles that are tomboy but girly; everyone’s is going to love a different part of it.”
The clothes will be available after the brand’s runway show during New York Fashion Week in September. But until then, we have a sneak peek of a few looks that include cozy knits, starry-print dresses, military-inspired jackets and sporty undergarments.
Your go-to store for those fall classics (that would be J.Crew) just debuted one of their coolest, most whimsical collections of late — and it’s all thanks to Drake’s. (No, it’s not the Drake you’re thinking of.) Drake’s is a renowned English brand that’s been handcrafting men’s scarves, ties and pocket squares since 1977. And its work with J.Crew marks the first-ever women’s collection for the company. For its inaugural collection, there will be scarves, shoes and pajama-inspired ensembles (which are a huge trend among celebs right now) all featuring whimsical prints with birds of paradise, unicorns, and Bengal tigers in various colorways.
The line is available on August 16 with accessories ranging between $59-$78 and clothing ringing in around $198.
Next let’s talk accessories. Aerin Lauder is expanding her namesake beauty brand with a line of handbags, shoes and scarves launching this fall. She explained in a statement she wanted to “create meaningful pieces that could be carried from season to season in an effortless yet stylish way.” It’s set to incorporate the brand’s signature feminine style with sleek hardware and floral touches. The bags will come in “practical shapes” while the shoes all come in flat styles to accommodate an on-the-go (but uber-chic) woman.
As for Olivia Palermo’s involvement, she was tapped to be the face of the fall campaign. “Olivia has always been a source of style inspiration for me and I wanted to work with someone that represented the AERIN aesthetic,” Lauder said in a statement. “Olivia is the modern style icon of our time and her feminine, modern and effortless style is very much in line with the DNA of our brand.”
You can shop the collection on Net-a-Porter.com and on the brand’s website, AERIN.com and — word to the wise — you might want to start saving now. Handbags retail from $450 to $2,450, shoes between $495 to $1,150 and scarves for $175 to $475.
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TOMS is known for its one-for-one charitable business model (for every shoe sold they donate a pair to those in need). This fall the brand is partnering with designer Prabal Gurung to both celebrate and support Gurung’s home country of Nepal. For every pair of shoes purchased from the collaboration, TOMS will donate $5 to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal in support of education for underprivileged children and to help aid relief efforts in the country. The collection is available to shop now so pick your favorite pattern (but let’s be real, we want all of them!) and add it to your shopping cart now.
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