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Many of our readers are not only handy with a sewing machine, but they follow the goings-on of the fashion industry as well. And if you’ve been paying attention to the current collaboration climate, you’ve noticed there are many. From Karen Elson + Nine West, Target + Missoni, to Kenzo for Opening Ceremony, which ones are a hit? A miss? Read on to see more photos and voice your opinion…

If you could see any design collaboration happen, what would it be? What do you think about the current design collaborations going on now? What impact do you think diffusion lines have on higher priced brands?

Karen Elson x Nine West

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s Impulse line

Missoni x Target (which turned into quite a fiasco). Immediately above— If you missed out on the Missoni rush, Refinery29 shows you how to DIY your own Missoni canvas sneakers!

Kenzo x Opening Ceremony

Celia Birtwell (wife of the late Ossie Clark) for TopShop

And of course H&M, who were quite the forerunners in the designer collaboration process, they’ve collaborated with: COMME DES GARCONS, ROBERTO CAVALLI, MARIMEKKO, KYLIE MINOGUE, VIKTOR & ROLF, MADONNA, STELLA MCCARTNEY, KARL LAGERFELD, many more and soon-to-come Versace (above).

Charlotte Ronson x Uniqlo


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    Oct 9, 2011, 11.52 AMby bevog

    I absolutely adore the Celia Birtwell for TopShop – it inspires me to try mixing prints.

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    Oct 7, 2011, 12.38 PMby fashionfreek

    I just love the prints and colours on the pics.:-)

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    Oct 5, 2011, 04.08 PMby nouvellegamine

    the missoni stuff is pretty cute, although not put all together ;) haha, and the nine west ads are more intriguing than their products, but then again i just love karen elson. lagerfeld… he’s just so hit or miss for me. and the kenzo collection is a little zoolander for me.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 12.32 PMby mlssfshn

    The clothing for Nine west are by Boudoir Queen out of Austin.

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      Oct 6, 2011, 10.24 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

      OH! Does that mean that I could buy it locally? I live in Austin. I love the hosiery!

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      Oct 7, 2011, 03.12 AMby mlssfshn

      She did the dresses I don’t know about the hosiery ask her on FB I’m sure she would respond

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    Oct 5, 2011, 01.37 AMby themisslinds

    the kenzo one actually isn’t a collaboration – carol lim and humberto leon are the new creative directors for the house.

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    Oct 4, 2011, 09.57 PMby olg

    wow that Karl Lagerfeld dress is something to copy! I’ve seen a simular BurdaStyle pattern one can use as a basis!

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      Oct 4, 2011, 11.53 PMby ndimi

      Completely agree with you, it’s gorgeous. Which pattern do you think would suit?

      The rest of these styles are just too busy for my taste.

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      Oct 5, 2011, 04.11 AMby turtlegirl00

      I agree! it is very pretty! I also like the ones from topshop.

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