mdc ♥s: cool collaborations

We’re loving the latest round up of collaborations from chic designers and ultra-cool brands, take a look at some of our favorite upcoming collabs.

ALTUZARRA + J.CREW, image by Nagi Sakai

When we heard that Altuzarra was pairing up with J.Crew we were expecting to see some of the unbridled energy of his Corto Maltese inspired F/W collection, or maybe a few of those psychedelic prints from Spring / Summer. The absolute last thing we saw coming were striped sweater dresses and espadrilles. We admire Altuzarra for keeping us on our toes, but we can’t help but hope that he’ll be sneaking in a thigh high slit somewhere into the collection.


Any combo that smells as good as this is a-ok with us. The delicious blend of Cattleya orchid, nashi pear, pomegranate and goji berry is downright intoxicating and in true Nest form the candle’s scent is just enough to fill a room without becoming overwhelming. Fans of Wu’s ladylike designs will not be disappointed, this is easily one of the most beautiful candles to make its debut of late; the delicate petals from the S/S 12 Wu show are emblazoned right on the vessel.


Collaboration is about more than just cute designer goods, sometimes it all comes back to helping mother earth. Natural beauty pioneers Neal’s Yard Remedies have teamed up with activist Sam Roddick for the Bee Lovely and Help Save the Bees campaign. For every tube sold Neal’s Yard is making a $1.50 donation to Buglife, Landlife and Pesticide Action Network UK, all of whom are working towards saving the world’s dwindling bee population. Find out why saving the bees is just so important on the Neal’s Yard website. 


Every season the team at NARS outdoes themselves backstage at Thakoon, creating a gorgeous look for the designer’s show – just take a look at the amazing crimson lips from F/W to see what we’re talking about. Now NARS & Thakoon are taking their collaboration one step further with a series of limited edition nail polishes that is just plain gorgeous. The vibrant colors with names “inspired by Indian spice markets” are sure to fly off shelves – better put yourself on the waiting list right now!


Amazing patterns, comfortable sneakers – what’s not to love? Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Kenzo have paired up with VANS for a limited edition set of shoes that feature those great net prints from the S/S collection. The first pair comes out in May at select locations – ie. Kenzo shops, Colette, Lane Crawford and of course, Opening Ceremony.


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