As one of fashion's most famous multihyphenates, CFDA Media Award-winner Garance Doré has joined forces with some of the industry's most revered brands. Since launching her blog in 2006, the French-born creative has partnered with labels like Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Dior on projects that ran the gamut from illustrations to photography. Now, she's extending her style prowess to the contemporary design realm with a capsule collection for Vince.
Doré selected 16 of her favorite Vince items for both men and women and gave them her own update, now sold exclusively at Nordstrom. Despite receiving Doré's sartorial seal of approval, the collection — Vince's first collaboration — remains very much in line with the brand's existing offering, in design as well as its contemporary pricing. Women's pieces range from $225 for a silk blouse to $945 for suede leggings, while men's run from $95 for a crewneck T-shirt to $595 for a leather-heavy parka. The range will be carried at select Nordstrom locations and Nordstrom.com starting the second week of November, a Vince spokesperson confirmed to Fashionista.
The collaboration happens to coincide with Doré's first book, a memoir titled "Love Style Life," due out on Oct. 27.
Venturing into the collaboration game is a noteworthy move for Vince, which has had a somewhat tumultuous year. In the second fiscal quarter of 2015, the company saw its sales decline for the first time since going public in November 2013 — and in July, both its CEO and chief creative officer resigned unexpectedly. The company said it has no plans to replace the latter, so perhaps it will rely on occasional collaborations to drum up excitement on the design side.
See the entire capsule collection in the gallery below.