What happens when creative geniuses put their heads together? One-off collections for spring with 2x the style and luxury.
Designers this season are teaming up with equally stylish counterparts in the worlds of fashion, fine art, and architecture to take their collections to the next level. Cases in point:
Max Mara (Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia Mall, 610-337-6207) and Maya Hayuk, an American artist known for her bold geometric prints, celebrate the iconic prism motif of the brand’s sunglasses with Optiprism, a project showcasing vibrantly patterned, limited-edition eyewear for women.
French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier joins bauble favorite Atelier Swarovski (1421 Walnut St., 215-563-9374) for Reverse, a 12-piece collection of Kaputt crystal and 24k gold that gives the effect of chocolate-y gold for statement-making jewelry.
Boudoir must-have Agent Provocateur and footwear designer Charlotte Olympia team up to bring back Old Hollywood glam with lingerie sets and complementary shoe styles that evoke playful femininity.
Albert Kriemler, creative director of Akris (Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-962-6200), collaborates with Sou Fujimoto on a spring collection of structural ready-to-wear and accessories that features components of the renowned architect’s most famous works.