With a seemingly-endless stream of fast-fashion retailers teaming up with renowned designers, we have to wonder when high-low fashion collabs will hit their fever pitch. If there’s one high street retailer whose designer partnerships always seem organic, it’s Topshop–the brand’s capsule collections are always a celebration of London-based talent. Here are six of their upcoming designer collaborations that you won’t want to miss.
J.W. ANDERSON: The latest addition to Topshop’s roster of upcoming guest designers? Up-and-comer J.W. Anderson, noted for his conceptual takes on traditional femininity. Anderson’s collection is set to launch this September, and will feature dresses, outerwear, denim and knitwear, as well as fun knick-knacks, including Rubik’s Cubes, memory sticks and vintage magazines, with a second collection launching in 2013.
LOUISE GRAY: Expected to hit stores later this August, London-based Louise Gray is releasing a capsule collection with the retailer that will include both womenswear and cosmetics. While the clothing will spotlight affordable takes on Gray’s signature playful prints and embellishments, the cosmetics range will feature neon glitter and creamy shades of eye shadow.
RICHARD NICOLL: Womenswear designer Richard Nicoll is expected to debut his (and Topshop’s) first attempt at bridal in early July, with the goal of creating a “modern affordable alternative to meringue culture.” Click here to see all the looks from Richard Nicoll’s Tie The Knot! collection for Topshop.
OPENING CEREMONY: NYC cult-favourite retailer Opening Ceremony recently announced their upcoming expansion across the pond in time for the London Olympics, and also revealed that they’d be joining forces with Topshop for a in-store pop-up to celebrate later this July.
RECLAIM TO WEAR: Topshop has joined up with eco label Reclaim to Wear for their take on an ‘upcycled’ capsule collection, solely using production surplus and discarded fabrics. The range will be made up of eight pieces, including a pair of on-trend ombré denim, a panelled jersey and silky slip dress and an oversized grey sweater. The Reclaim to Wear x Topshop collection will be launching exclusively online June 15th, with prices starting around $50.
MAARTEN VAN DER HORST: Central Saint-Martins alum Maarten Van Der Horst was asked to work with Topshop for a Hawaiian print-centric capsule based on his final designs for school – almost immediately after graduating. You can find the entire range available online now.