Unlike celebrity-designed fashion labels, we love designer collaborations. Whether it’s about mixing up high- and low-end or simply bringing together two brilliant minds, there’s something inherently special about two great brands producing something new.
Next up, it’s Isabel Toledo for Payless ShoeSource. The designer is creating a line of affordable shoes and handbags for the discount retailer, and it’s set to reach stores in September. Other upscale designers, like Lela Rose, have been able to significantly broaden their brand’s name recognition through collaborations with the store. Toledo’s namesake collection has struggled financially, so we hope this little bit of extra income allows her to continue doing what she does best: Create beautiful clothes that defy trends.
While there’s anything but a drought when it comes to designer collabs, we still keep a wish list of our dream partnerships. Click through to see who we’d pair up.