Unique print, strong message, limited quantity — for a number of fashion giants it has almost become a tradition to invite independent artists for creating powerful and limited designs.
Do you also spend many sleepless nights to find some exclusives artistic clothes? No more need, here is a close-up of the last trendiest collaborations of illustrators and fashion brands.
Mathilde Cabanas x Birchbox
Birchbox, a French American brand of the personalized monthly box, enjoys collaborating with top European and American brands to pamper its customers.
Last February it has launched a capsule collection with the “kiss queen” Mathilde Cabanas, French illustrator and also the founder of the MC label. Her Bisouland has seduced some brands and made her one of the most trendy illustrators in France.
So, in the “Bisou” kit, emerged from Mathilde Cabanas x Birchbox collaboration, you can find:
- a small mirror;
- a 2-in-1 lips and cheeks balm stick;
- a mask for the lips.
All products from the kit can also be purchased separately.
Agathe Sorlet x Princesse Tam Tam
A la folie capsule
Agathe Sorlet has transmitted her passion for the woman body in her capsule collection for a French underwear brand “Princesse Tam Tam.” It’s because of her illustrations often telling about women and love that the brand decided to collaborate with this young Parisian artist and bring a touch of humor and femininity to its lingerie this way.
You can find panties, triangle bras, shorts, and T-shirts imagined by Agathe on the Princesse Tam Tam’s website or in official boutiques in France and Belgium.
Check Agathe Sorlet’s illustrations we shared earlier.
Bijou Karman x ZARA
Woman in Art capsule collection
Last winter, a Spanish fashion retailer ZARA invited three women illustrators to create a limited series connecting art and fashion. Among them — an American artist and fashion illustrator Bijou Karman, who already had an opportunity to collaborate with Prada, Hasper’s Bazaar and Nike.
For ZARA’s “Women in Art” capsule collection, she drew three colorful and in Bijou’s style characters, printed on a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, and a scarf. One detail: the label had been moved under artworks, referring to works, presented in museum and honoring young women artists who had contributed to this capsule.
Check the artworks for the collection.
Ralph Steadman x VAULT BY VANS
An American skateboarding shoes and apparel brand often collaborates with famous artists. This time, a well-known British artist and caricaturist, The Hunter S. Thompson collaborator has joined the team to fight for a just.
The new apparel and footwear collection signed by Steadman highlights the animal extinction around the world and stresses the importance of preserving and protection of the world’s natural resources. The collection includes eight footwear styles, five apparel pieces, and four unique decks, each of which tells a story about an endangered species.
The collection Vault by Vans x Ralph Steadman is only available at select Vault dealers.
Anna Glover x H&M
Moschino, Giambattista Valli, Ariana Grande, since 2018 a prêt-à-porter Swedish giant H&M has collaborated with several prominent names in fashion and art. Among them, one of the most successful and the most floral, since it delighted its customers for more one year and a half. It’s about a capsule collection drawn by a British print designer and illustrator Anna Glover. Mostly known for her vegetal prints combining hand and digital drawings, Anna specializes in wallpaper, textiles, and digital surface creation. Delicate and sophisticated floral patterns, which the artist had conceived for H&M’s spring capsule, bloom on H&M dresses, suits, skirts, pants, shorts, and tops.
Review this floral collaboration on H&M online store.
What’s your favorite collab of illustrators and big brands? Welcome to share in comments.
this is the guest post by Anastasiia Kondratieva, designer 360°, a graduate of The School of Design and Arts TALM, artist, researcher, and fashion addict based in France.