Designer collaborations: Four we can't wait for

The fashion collab phenomenon is #trending and the 2012 calendar is chock full of affordable and fun partnerships

Marni x H&M

We all jumped for joy (and some of us even waited in line) for the chance to own a little piece of Versace when the infamous fashion house collaborated with fast-fashion retailer H&M last fall. The bold Versace for H&M line flew off the shelves within a matter of hours leaving frugal fashion fans hungry for more.

Lucky for us, the fashion designer collaboration phenomenon is #trending and the 2012 calendar is chock full of affordable and fun partnerships, making it the perfect way to pick up a piece of “couture” at prices that are within reach.

Here are four upcoming fashion collaborations that we’ve penciled in our calendar:

Mary Katrantzou for Topshop March 6 at the Topshop location at the Bay at Yorkdale Shopping Centre locations (Top Shop)
Diane Von Furstenberg for Gap Kids – Available as of March 28 in stores, and March 15 online at
Marni for H&M – Starting March 8th 2012
Banana Republic x Trina Turk Collection – Starting June 2012

Target stores don’t open here until next year, but if you’re traveling this month, be sure to check out their current collaborations: Jason Wu (early February 2012) and Dita Von Tesse’s (available in Australia Target stores).


Jason Wu for Target one-day-only pop-up shop!
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: Noon-6pm
Where: 363 King St. W., Toronto
Details: 3 items per customer, per purchase
Price: Range from $10-$45