News: 5 cool collaborations to know right now

We round up the coolest fashion collaborations that are not necessarily loud because of the logos they sport, but for their rebellious, oftentimes quirky quality you cannot find elsewhere.


1. Nike x Undercover Gyakusou

Long before the Nike x Riccardo Tisci collection is the sports mega brand’s collaboration with Undercover. Jun Takahashi, the founder and designer of fashion label Undercover, who is known for his punk and subversive design, puts Nike’s high technology in focus while interpreting the struggle between body and mind in the collection’s theme.

opening ceremony x rene magritte

2. Opening Ceremony x René Magritte

US retailer-turned-hip-designer Opening Ceremony demonstrates its sharp instinct of creating statement pieces through its collaboration with the late surrealist painter René Magritte. His notable works are projected on a variety of tops, maintaining its poetic and humorous quality that gives an impression that Magritte is literally present in the design room with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the brand’s founders and designers.


3. Kenzo x New Era

After ushering in the return of the indiscreet logo, Kenzo leads the parade with accessible, more affordable trucker hats in its collaboration with New Era. For the caps, it retains the colorful design seen on the runway and adds the house’s iconic logo in noticeable sizes. This season, the collection brings two motifs, “Block Colors” and “Waves” that are available in two color combinations.  


4. Fred Perry x Raf Simons

Entering the tenth season of working together, fashion designer Raf Simons and British streetwear brand Fred Perry show no signs of stopping. Its latest collaborative endeavor features a preppy take on Fred Perry with bursts of colors and motifs—the territory that Simons cheerfully explores. With clever layering and innovative patterns, this is yet another hit from the two.

News - Pharrell Williams x Comme des Garcons


Pharrell Williams in Adidas

5. Pharrell Williams x Comme des Garçons, Uniqlo and Adidas

The relentless creative genius who is Pharrell Williams extends his collaborative adventures, from the world of music to fashion, with no gap in time in between. He creates a fragrance called “Girl” with Comme des Garçons, a T-shirt collection under Uniqlo’s UT line, and signs a long-term partnership with Adidas—all within the first quarter of 2014. Guess it is safe to say that Williams has turned into a very productive collaboration machine.