5 Fashion Collaborations We’re Excited About for Fall

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Fashion wouldn’t be the same without its creative collaborations. They’re an opportunity for indie designers to breathe life into staid brands, for non-millionaire clotheshorses to afford a storied fashion house’s creations, and for the rest of us to gawk and evaluate (and, let’s be honest, sometimes judge). They’re an outlet for creativity and, often, a symbiotic relationship for company and designer. Here are a few collaborations we’re looking forward to this fall. Billy Reid for Coach Just like Coach, Alabama-based designed Billy Reid is known for his attention to quality and desire to create timeless, not trendy goods–plus, what Lucky magazine called an “all-American sensibility and impeccable craftsmanship.” It makes sense that the two are partnering on a capsule collection of precisely what Coach got its start doing in the 1940s: small leather goods. The collection, set to hit online and select stores in September, includes accessories for men and women with prices ranging from $ 250 for a simple leather wallet to $ 20,000 for a work-appropriate crocodile tote designed for the 1%. And while “Coach” may refer to the horse and carriage on the company’s logo, there’s something for the luxury-loving Little League coach here, too: soft baseball gloves in father and son sizes ($ 400 and $ 200, respectively). The collaboration comes at a time of transition for Coach as the company bids farewell to creative director Reed Krakoff, who has been with the label for 16 years, and transforms itself from a leather goods company into a luxury lifestyle brand. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Bloggers have been gushing about Target’s latest designer collaboration, out Sept. 15, all summer. And no wonder: It’s a dream for the professional woman with creative flair. The collection is full of work-appropriate blouses, pants, dresses, sweaters, trench coats and more injected with a punch of Lim’s characteristic color-blocked, Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pop culture whimsy. (Yes, he brilliantly made pop art, animal prints and leather look work-appropriate.) All of the items are designed within a single color palette, so they look great together (and are thus
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