Alexander Wang for Balenciaga is a given and Marissa Webb for Banana Republic is old news, but did you know that Roland Mouret also designs Robert Clergerie footwear? We know, it’s hard to keep track of it all. In case you need to skim the Cliffs Notes, here’s a rundown of five designers who are moodboarding at other labels. Let’s get started, shall we?
Zac Posen x Brooks Brothers
Get ready to see Zac Posen in every strip mall in America. This summer, the designer signed on to become the creative director for Brooks Brothers’ signature women’s collection and accessories. His big debut will hit the sales floor for Spring 2016. Previously, the almost 200-year-old retailer hired Thom Browne in 2007 to design its Black Fleece collection.
Roland Mouret x Robert Clergerie
Roland Mouret, the brain behind the infamous Galaxy dress, was crowned creative director at Robert Clergerie in 2012 in an attempt to expand and reposition the French brand in a more contemporary light. “My goal is to create a new emotional link between the label, the press and the customers,” Mouret told Vogue UK. “I want to make Robert Clergerie shoes every woman’s best-kept wardrobe secret.”
Georgina Chapman x Charles James
The Charles James exhibit at the Met wasn’t just a one-hit revival. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, have joined forces to breathe new life into the defunct couture house. “Charles James was one of the most incredible couturiers in the history of fashion, and this label deserves to be a household name in the same ranks as Chanel, Dior and Oscar de la Renta,” said Weinstein in a press release.
Bruno Frisoni x Roger Vivier
Bruno Frisoni, fondly known as Paris’ shoe prince, started his eponymous footwear brand in 1999. “He treats shoes like clothes,” stylist Haidee Findlay-Levin told Interview magazine. “They’re pleated, covered with flowers, ruffles and zippers.” In 2003, the French creative joined Roger Vivier, catapulting the classic brand back into the spotlight.
Tabitha Simmons x Honor
Model, stylist, Vogue writer and designer. Tabitha Simmons has done it all and then some. These days, Simmons splits her time between her namesake shoe line and runway collabs with the likes of Honor and Creatures of the Wind.