Designer Fall Collabs Every Fashion Lover Should Be Excited For

Looking to revamp your fall wardrobe without having to spend time digging through your local H&M and Zara for something entirely original and 100% you? Well, you’re in luck: Never has there been such an influx of designer collaborations for fashion lovers to get their wanting hands on before now. Fall seems to be the go-to season for collaborations among some of the world’s most relevant and in demand fashion designers. And with designer collabs now transitioning into every aspect of the consumer market, fashion lovers around the world get first pick on some of the most exclusive designer brands for a fair price.

L’Oreal Paris x Balmain

Photo: L’Oreal Paris

Coming this fall is one of the most anticipated designer collabs to have come out in a while. Iconic Parisian makeup mega brand L’Oreal is teaming up with Balmain Paris to create an exclusive line of three lipsticks that double up as jewelry. The three jewel tone lipsticks come in brilliant and rich sapphire, emerald, and onyx hues that are sure to look as stunning on the lips as they do in their casing.

Erdem x H&M

Photo: H&M

H&M has a long standing history of collaborating with some of the world’s most important brands. With the likes of VersaceLanvin, and Balmain on their roster, H&M is no stranger to sourcing out the world’s most in-demand brands to collaborate with. This fall, H&M is set to release its much-anticipated collection with Turkish-Canadian designer Erdem, whose last few collections have stirred up an astounding amount of buzz for the brand, catapulting it into the fashion spotlight this year.

Jeremy Scott x UGG

Photo: UGG

Say what you will about the current creative head at Moschino, but the man has a knack for knowing exactly where to place his eggs, and it’s almost never in one fashion basket. Launching September 13th, Jeremy Scott’s collaboration with UGG Australia is bound to have lovers of his flashy and garish designs as well as lovers of the comfy boot flocking to stores for a chance at scooping up the limited edition boots.

Moschino x Sephora

Photo: Moschino

Set to makes its official launch in Canada in just a few days (August 25th to be exact) Sephora’s limited edition Moschino collaboration has already sold out in the U.S.. And that comes as no surprise, as the collab comes complete with an adorable “This is not a Moschino toy” teddy bear that opens up to become an eyeshadow palette and an array of pretty lip glosses that encompass everything Moschino stands for.

J.W Anderson x Uniqlo

Photo: Uniqlo

One of the most highly anticipated designer collaborations for fall is undoubtedly the collab between Japanese mega brand Uniqlo and, arguably the most important young designer of our times, Jonathan Anderson. The collab is bound to be the single most fought over collection of the year, with predictions of pre-sales and opening day sales to sell out within minutes.

Superga x Charlotte Simone

Photo: Superga

Italian shoe brand Superga is teaming up with accessories brand Charlotte Simone for a bright and uber girly collab that perfectly mirrors fashion’s current obsession with faux fur. The shoes themselves balance Superga’s iconic tennis shoe style with Simone’s keen eye for bright sherbet coloured faux furs. And best of all, most of the shoes come in a perfectly sweet platform style that’s sure to excite the modern club kids of the world.

Ashish x River Island

Photo: River Island

This is definitely going to be a good year for British brands River Island and Ashish, who are teaming up to launch an affordable collection at London fashion week this fall. The 15 piece limited edition collection seems to be Ashish’s first foray into the mainstream fashion market, but the buzz is already building up, and his colourful and often outspoken designs are bound to sell out worldwide. The collab will open new doors for those who’ve never heard of the designer outside of the global high fashion circle.

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5 Designer Instagrams you should be following!

Since the birth of social media, designers have been looking to online communications as one of their most important tools in their arsenal for reaching a desired audience and clientele in real time. Unlike traditional runway and print formats, social media allows fans of the designer and brand to see collections, personal photos, and designer inspirations as they move through their day to day lives, creating the feeling of a more personal experience for the viewer. However, sometimes brands can, unfortunately, fall into the bad habit of using their social media accounts as a static means of showcasing their products and nothing else, taking away from the intimacy and personal connection that apps like Instagram can offer their fans. Luckily, we’ve found 5 designers whose Instagrams go way beyond the realm of merely showcasing their collection and give a glimpse into their lives for all of their fans and followers to admire and partake in. Here are the 5 designer Instagram accounts you need to be following!

Jacquemus

Photo: @jacquemus

If there’s one thing designer Simon Porte Jacquemus does best, is finding beauty in the everyday. With his signature triple posts, this French designer has found the perfect formula for keeping his Instagram account looking sharp, interesting, and personal. Rather than just showcasing images of his collections or celebrities who’ve worn his creations. Jacquemus instead posts triple images all relating to the same thing to achieve one of the most visually appealing Instagram accounts out there. These triptychs range anywhere from posts thanking magazines for using his work in their editorials, branded content, thanking celebrities for wearing his creations, editorial work, collection previews, and best of all, personal images from the designer’s everyday life. Which perfectly showcase the joie de vivre that the south of France (his home and muse) is so well known for.

Christopher Shannon

Photo: @christopher_shannon

Oh, honey! The shade, the shade of it all! Not many designers working in the world’s great fashion capitals are brave enough to call it like it is out of fear of creating negative press. But not Christopher Shannon. The menswear designer’s Instagram account is on one hand, beautiful to look at, chock full of bright images that showcase his creations. But on the other hand, Shannon’s Instagram account has an indiscreet sprinkling of posts where he posts little comments on the fashion industry. Most are up for interpretation because they tastefully comment on current situations without naming names, while some others speak directly about some of the shady and underhanded moments in fashion that we’re all thinking about, yet too scared to talk about. This makes Christopher Shannon’s Instagram the perfect little sip of industry tea that we’ve all been waiting for.

Jonathan Anderson

Photo: @jonathan.anderson

Loaded to the brim with personal influences and inspiration, fashion’s beloved Brit designer, Jonathan Anderson has managed to put together one of the most genuine and pretty to look at social media accounts on the internet to date. Boasting a plethora of soft black and white nude images, vintage photography, art, and work from his J.W Anderson and Loewe collections, Jonathan creates a sensual atmosphere that pulses with raw sexuality, art, and brand content that really is a pleasure to behold. Unfortunately, Mr Anderson rarely posts pictures of himself, but that’s all the more reason to follow his stunning account. You never know when a surprise selfie might pop and sweep you clean off of your feet.

Gareth Pugh

Photo: @garethpughstudio

Gareth Pugh is one of those designers that the fashion industry has sadly typecast. Since his designs are all relatively avant-garde and futuristic and push the limit on what the rest of the fashion industry considers fashion, Pugh has been labelled a “gothic” designer, which is all well and good. But here’s the interesting part. What Pugh presents on the runway is only a facet of who he is as a designer and as a person. A quick look at his Instagram page shows that the dark and serious side of him that’s seen on the London runway is merely one part of who he is as a person. Countless posts about everyday happy moments, life in London, and political protests paint a multifaceted picture of the brilliant designer. Recently, Pugh sent a collection down the runway during London Fashion week which accurately portrayed the current US government as a hellish fascist regime, creating conversation over whether or not designers should take the chance and protest current political climates around the world. But Pugh made it clear, his collection wasn’t merely a stunt to grab attention during fashion week. His feelings toward the US government extended to his personal life and countless of his posts on his Instagram are there to show it.

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson / The Row

Photo: @therow

Twin sisters Mary-Kate & Ashley Olson have had lives completely dominated by the media since their early childhoods and we would imagine that they’ve done everything they humanly can to break free from the image their childhood work has cast on them. Fast forward a decade later and the Olson sisters are now the driving force behind one of New York’s most innovative and well-respected fashion powerhouses. The Row represents artistic simplicity and raw power, all tied neatly into one beautifully designed package. And it’s safe to say that they’re Instagram page is one of the most beautifully curated profiles on the internet. With not a selfie in sight, the Olsons perfectly translate their quiet and put together private lives as designers into the digital world. With a mix of their work sprinkled about countless pieces of artwork and day to day inspiration, The Row’s Instagram page looks as if it could be printed out and hung in the MoMA itself.

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Yay or Nay: The Novella Team Share Their Thoughts on Three Subjects

You already have your opinions on these subjects. So our verdicts aren’t here to change your mind or get you to start thinking like us — but, seriously, if you did, would it really hurt tho? They’re here to validate your opinions or to get all up in your face about them. In other words, to start engaging — and respectfully, mind you — in conversations, as such subjects do at our content meetings. So, read and discuss with a friend who always seems to have a slightly different take on things from you. Add a glass or two of wine and meet them in the middle.

Yay Or Nay: The Term ‘Woke’

Drew Brown, Editor-in-Chief: The word has become a bit overused. We are facing troubling times so I hope all the so-called people who are ‘Woke’ get out and do something about it.

Hoon Ji, Managing Editor: I say any word that facilitates dialogue is game. True, the word sounds rather ugly. I’d also like to take this opportunity to share my crusade against ‘handcrafted’. It’s insipid, fatuous, and ugly. Please don’t use it. And if some coffee sleeve says it’s been especially handcrafted for you, for god’s sake don’t drink the coffee. 

Chris Zaghi, Fashion Editor: There’s just something that REALLY bothers me about using a word that is clearly in the past tense to describe something that’s happening to you in the present… Verdict: Nay

Jordan Dziewir, Arts & Culture Editor: I am a man who is known to have a rather silly sense of humour, and I too believe the term ‘Woke’ sounds quite juvenile and is more likely to stifle any serious conversation that an individual using it is trying to start.  So my opinion is this: you may only use the term ‘Woke’ if you continue using it in the incorrect tense AND ironically.  Example: “Wow, I’m really woke right now about these Multi-Grain Cheerios!”.  Verdict: Nay.

Claire Ball, Editorial Contributor: Honestly, I just don’t understand it. I agree with Jordan that it sounds quite juvenile. I think it is kind of demeaning to the cause it is trying to adhere to. Definitely a Nay.

Yay or Nay: Childish Gambino’s New Sound

Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love

Drew Brown, Editor-in-Chief: Some good music came out of 2016 and after a second lesson I am feeling Childish Gambino’s new sound. Coming off the success of his hit show Atlanta and Gloden Globe wins for Best Comedy series and Best actor in a comedy series , Donald Glover’s Awaken, My Love! mixes Prince with some Al Green soul; a combination that I’m not mad at. Verdict: Yay

Hoon Ji, Managing Editor: Let the man do his thing. Verdict: Yay

Chris Zaghi, Fashion Editor: All musicians go through a period of reinvention. Lady Gaga’s Joanne, Kanye West’s 808’s and Heartbreak and Keaton Henson’s Romantic Works are all perfect examples of this. If ol’ boy needs to experiment and broaden his horizons, let’s let him. Verdict: Yay

Claire Ball, Editorial Contributor: Full disclosure, I am not super familiar with Childish Gambino as a whole, so I don’t have much room to judge his new creative sound. But, change is good. Artists need to be creative and explore new things. So, you do you Childish Gambino. Verdict: You go Glen Coco Childish Gambino!

Yay or Nay: Square Toe Shoes

L To R, Balenciaga, J.W Anderson, MAN

Drew Brown, Editor-in-Chief: I have seen many guys wearing Stacy Adams square toe shoes in ill-fitting suits that has made my blood boil. Recently, designers have made some cool options, so like with all things it all depends on the person, shoe, and how they style it. Verdict: Torn

Hoon Ji, Managing Editor: They remind me of ducks. I think that’s a nay. But then again, I’ve been known to find Birkenstocks rather nice looking.

Chris Zaghi, Fashion Editor: Nothing says timeless elegance like a good old clunky toe box. Now pair that with a short stumpy heel and you’ve got a real winner! Verdict: N-A-Y

Claire Ball, Editorial Contributor: It kind of reminds me of a less-hickish version of the old-fashioned Western style cowboy boot if that makes sense? Overall, I think I’m into it.

Jordan Dziewir, Arts & Culture Editor: This is a tough one, but I think it’s a matter of degrees. For men I think the wider the toe box, the closer you end up dressing like a grandpa.  With women’s shoes, you gradually end up losing the elegant look, and it begins to look more casual.  So high-end square toed shoes for women just look odd to me, personally. Verdict: Do you boo?

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