Once again, fashion designers are showing that there’s no “I” in “We.” This week, several rtw designers have tapped accessories makers to collaborate on anything from jewelry to gloves for their runway shows. For jewelry, Michael Kors called upon Ben Amun to create pins for his new collection, Geren Ford is working with Jill Golden, Vena Cava has tapped Mawi, Luca Luca called upon Dannijo, and Jen Kao has partnered with Eddie Borgo. Monique Péan, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner is working with Christian Cota on jewelry for his collection and Gaia Repossi is doing jewelry for Alexander Wang. Aurelie Bidermann is doing jewelry for Jason Wu and Renata Mann working on baubles for House of Organic.
Doing what it does best, Swarovski is providing a it of glitter to the collections of Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen by way of there signature Crystallized Elements.
VPL by Victoria Bartlett has a laundry list of collaborators including Lizzie Fortunato, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, Aran Baik, Shoplifter & Edda and footwear maker LD Tuttle. Model cum designer Erin Wasson has also tapped Tuttle as well as Toms Shoes for her footwear for RVCA. British Designer Georgina Goodman will do shoes for Brian Reyes.
Third generation glove maker Dorothy Gaspar has a thing for sisters. She is working with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on gloves for The Row, as well as Kate and Laura Mulleavy on Rodarte.