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Don't let any fashion collabs sneak up on you this spring. There are 10 cool partnerships in the works this season, including Target, Nike, Topshop, and more. Most brands paired up with celebrity names in lieu of the high-low fashion formula, making for capsule collections that actually make a lot of sense, like A$AP Rocky reviving '90s-era Guess, Adriana Grande doling out prom dresses with Lipsy, and ridiculously-talented-dancer-in-heels Beyoncé doing activewear for Topshop.
Below, find all the need-to-know details including launch date, pricing, and collection highlights.
Who: LA-based fashion media company Who What Wear launched its first capsule collection with Target at the end of January. Additional seasonal Who What Wear x Target collections are in the pipeline.
What: Clothes and accessories for women, including outerwear. Every piece is under $50 and sizes range from 2 to 26. Check out some of the looks here.
When: Available now!
Who: Givenchy designer and sneakerhead Riccardo Tisci is partnering up for a second time with Nike.
What: For this new collaboration, Tisci gave Nike Dunks a minimalist spin. The sneaker has exaggerated proportions along with the Riccardo Tisci logo on its heel. A black Dunk with a white Swoosh will be out first, and then Nike will release a white version with a black or red Swoosh. The retail price is $300, and the Dunks will be sold exclusively in North America at NikeLab retailers and on nike.com/nikelab.
When: February 11th.
Who: CR Fashion Book founder and former Vogue Paris EIC Carine Roitfeld and Japanese fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.
What: Clothes and accessories (including bags, scarves, belts, and tights) for women. Roitfeld's pencil skirt and leopard print-intensive fall line for Uniqlo was such a success, she's back for another round. The new 94-piece collab — designed by Roitfeld and Uniqlo's design director Naoki Takizawa — focuses on "performance fabrics." There are wrinkle-free military jackets, reversible jackets, bombers, and topcoats. In addition to outerwear, shop skirts, trousers, tops, and other non-fussy basics. If the previous collection is any indication, prices should be under $200. See all the items here.
When: February 11th.
Who: Rapper A$AP Rocky and '90s nostalgia brand Guess.
What: Clothing for men and women. Guess is launching an entirely new line titled Guess Originals, and it's partnering with A$AP Rocky for the first collection. Think striped shirts and a heavy focus on denim, with acid-washed jean shorts and jackets, overalls, and bibs all featuring a twist on the Guess logo, which will read Gue$$. Check out the pieces here, with prices ranging from $39 for T-shirts to $228 for outerwear.
When: February 15th.
Who: Singer Ariana Grande and British brand Lipsy.
What: This is Grande's very first fashion collection, and she's been tasked with designing prom dresses, day dresses, party dresses, and more for her fans. That should be a good fit with Grande's ultra-girly personal style. Prices will start at $46 for tops and $51 for dresses.
When: March 2nd.
Who: Former Hermès designer Christophe Lemaire and Japanese fast fashion pros Uniqlo.
What: Clothing for men and women. Lemaire and Uniqlo are back for a second collaboration after the success of the first. For the spring-summer 2016 collection, Lemaire and design partner Sarah-Linh Tran sought inspiration from "French holidays of the ’60s." Shop knit polos, sweaters, tent tops, ponchos and more, all in Lemaire's minimalist style, this time in sunnier colors and stripes (!). Check out all the pieces here, and Uniqlo's collab site here.
When: March 4th.
Who: Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind LA's Rodarte, are teaming up with H&M's sister brand & Other Stories
What: Clothing, accessories, and shoes for women, including disco-y gold and sequin heels.
When: & Other Stories just tweeted that the line launches on March 17th.
Who: New York design trio Timo Weiland and Banana Republic.
What: Banana Republic and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are partnering up on a program dedicated to supporting emerging American designers who design and produce in their local cities. There's two installments to Banana Republic and CFDA's collaboration, one for spring 2016 and one for fall 2016. First up this spring is a womenswear collection with Timo Weiland, which will be entirely design, cut, and sewn in New York City. That's a first for Banana Republic.
When: The collection will launch in March.
Who: Superstar Beyoncé and British fast fashion chain Topshop.
What: Clothing, footwear, and accessories for women, in the athleisure vein. Everything is Beyoncé-tested and approved, according to Topshop boss Sir Philip Green. "She’s also tried everything on to make sure it’s right," he told WWD. The Beyoncé sport and activewear launch this spring will reportedly involve fashion shows in both London and New York.
When: Sometime this spring, rumored in April.
Who: Everyone's favorite Project Runway winner Christian Siriano and plus-size retailer Lane Bryant
What: Clothes for women. There aren't many details yet, but is the fourth designer collaboration for Lane Bryant, following collections with Isabel Toledo, Sophie Theallet and Lela Rose.
When: It's slated for April.