9 Fashion Collaborations We Can’t Wait For In 2014

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  • Collaborations are getting bigger and better each year. With the success of H&M’s collections with the likes of Isabel Marant and Marni other brands are following suit. Here are the ones we’re most looking forward to.

    1. Valentino/Havaianas

    The famous studded Valentino shoe and bag as worn by, erm, everyone has been made into the coolest flip-flop ever by Brazillian super-brand Havaianas. We are getting them in every colour and wearing them every day until it snows.

    Available from February.

    2. River Island/Katie Eary

    This season, River Island’s Design Forum is collaborating with burgeoning designer Katie Eary, who is most famous for working on Kanye West’s fashion label. Bold prints, sexy swimwear and fluid floating shapes prevail. Made for ‘sexy, powerful women’, we think this has our name all over it.

    Available from March.

    3. Marni Saturday Morning Collaboration With Katja Schwalenberg

    Marni has bought on board illustrator and typographer Katja Schwalenberg for its ongoing Saturday morning collaborations. Schwalenberg has run wild with flowers and kooky creatures that are printed onto tees, iPad cases and holdalls.

    Available from February.

    4. Louis Vuitton/Textile Project

    Vuitton has invited artists Andre ‘Mr A’, Kenny Scharf and INTI for its third season. The artists have all used huge silk scarves to base their creations on. Expect vivid colours and bold shapes. Vuitton’s iconic Stephen Sprouse Leopard print scarf is also having another design added to its portfolio, leopard spots with spray painted motifs in pimento is our fave.

    Available from March.

    5. Bip Ling/Pretty Ballerina

    Cool kid and mega-blogger (1.5 million followers, to be precise) Bip Ling has designed a capsule collection for Pretty Ballerinas, featuring her cartoon character Mooch. Sparkly, fluro and uber bright colours – what’s not to like?

    Available now.

    6. Vivienne Westwood for ASOS

    Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Africa collection is a range of bags designed for the internet giant and handmade in Nairobi by communities effected by extreme poverty. Backpacks, totes, clutches and holdalls feature the Westwood globe, anchors and zebra stripes – we want every single piece.

    Available from February.

    7. Adidas/Raf Simons

    Who isn’t wearing trainers these days? If you aren’t, you really should be. This follow-up from the 2013 collection is going to be beyond cool. With Adidas and Raf Simons at the helm, it features eight unisex models in bright colours and a mad mix of textiles including leather, nylon, embroidery and mesh.

    Available from February.

    8. Peter Pilotto/Target

    One of the ones we literally cannot wait for. February 9, ladies – make a note. The 38-piece collection will be stocked at Net-A-Porter.com, with prices starting at just £15 and ending at £80, making the prospect of owning a piece of Peter Pilotto even more exciting.

    9. Kate Moss for Topshop

    We don’t know anything other than it’s happening, and it’s La Moss – so it must good.

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