After two tumultuous years, the fashion sector saw many century-old collabs among high-fashion houses. This is not only a “symbiotic” relationship that helps brands overcome the crisis during the pandemic but also an opportunity to blend unique heritage values into the same collection. Following that spirit, 2022 ushers in a new era for archival designs, and many signature icons are “revived” through the “1-0-2” handshake.
9 handshakes between high-end fashion “giant” create “seismic” in the world fashion village in 2022
The partnership between Ye (Kanye West) and Gap was further strengthened when starting to collaborate with the male rapper’s close friend, Balenciaga’s current Creative Director – Demna Gvasalia. A new collab between three famous names in the fashion village was born with the name Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga. Their first collection was released in February 2022 with mainstream streetwear products such as denim jackets, jeans, logo t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, and puffer jackets.
Bringing the familiar streetwear spirit, the designs of Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga fascinate street fashionistas with lies in the eccentric “closed” style and the oversized figure that is both generous and strong. characteristic of Balenciaga. Not stopping there, the logomania highlight highlights the large Gap logo, increasing brand recognition as well as satisfying hypebeasts in wearing clothes from leading fashion houses as well as the “limited edition” label. limited edition).
Continuing to usher in an era of breakthrough creativity, luxury fashion giant Prada and “high-end sportswear king” Adidas presents a new capsule collection, carrying the iconic DNA of both, while still aiming for an innovative vision and sustainable fashion orientation. The collection features Prada’s signature triangle logo design and Adidas three-stripe motif to create a strong whole.
One of the most inspiring aspects of the collection is the use of the Italian fashion house’s Re-nylon material – a material produced by Prada in conjunction with textile manufacturer Aquafil, made from infinitely recycled plastic without affecting the quality of the fabric. For those who follow Miuccia Prada, it can be noticed that the female designer has been using nylon for her collections since 1979 when the brand no longer used traditional leather as the main material.
At the same time, Adidas has affirmed its eco-friendly vision with sustainable products in recent years. With this capsule collection, the sporty, comfortable, and dynamic designs are handled with sophistication and grace under Prada’s globally renowned versatile multi-use lens.
Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing turns his childhood love of Barbie dolls into a “money-making” collab in early 2022. The Balmain x Barbie collection showcases 70 costume designs, ranging from casual wear. to gorgeous eveningwear, and captivating fashionistas around the world.
The collection takes pink as the main color, mixing the signatures of the famous French fashion house such as sailor sweaters, tweed jackets, denim, and evening dresses.
Fashion season of Spring and Summer 2022, the whole fashion village has the opportunity to witness the unexpected handshake between Supreme and BAPE. The “seismic” has not shown any signs of stopping as the “king” of high-end street sports continues to make brand followers pour their wallets with unique designs from the BST in cooperation with the fashion house. British luxury site Burberry.
Indeed, two distinct fashion personalities in sync on each fashion item are what “fascinate” the fans after the handshakes in recent years. And the “material” woven into the Burberry x Supreme collection is not merely the liberal spirit of modern streetwear, but also “rejuvenates” Burberry’s iconic plaid and gabardine fabric.
Causing a stir at Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2022, the explosive collab between Fendi (of LVMH group) and Versace (belonging to Capri Holdings) attracted the attention of fans and the media even more. . Because this is the first time, fashionistas can see all the iconic designs, proud heritage of two illustrious Italian fashion houses Fendi and Versace appear in one collection. More specifically, this is also a collection made by two master designers Kim Jones and Donatella Versace.
If the 25 outfits in the Finance and Kim Jones collection have revived the iconic Versace designs of the 90s with a fresher design, the Versace by Fendi collection shows bright colors that are integrated into one another. the elegant way between two fashion legacies. At the end of the year, the logomania imprint is still the “trump card” that Donatella continues to promote in this collection.
The Gucci Exquisite collection captivated brand followers from the very first seconds with a surprise collab with the Adidas sportswear brand. Perhaps the cooperation between fashion brands or fashion brands with artists is no longer strange to the fashion world in the past few years. But the creative result from those collaborations is what determines whether customers will pay for those expensive items or not.
Returning to the Gucci Exquisite collection, Alessandro Michele did not disappoint Gucci followers. With a creative mind imbued with aesthetics and romance, the current Creative Director of Gucci brings the youthful, dynamic energy of Adidas’s iconic logos into classic tailoring designs from around the world. over a century of Italian fashion houses.
It can be seen that the combination of tailoring and sportswear is not new, because a few designers have promoted this trend in their collections last season. The question is what has made Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Exquisite collection receive so much praise from fans?
The answer lies not simply in the non-gendered mark, but also in the glitz and glamor of the elite and artists, which have been the foundation of Gucci’s shape for the past hundred years. , along with the liberal and elegant spirit featured in the design of the Adidas sportswear brand. Two fashion houses, two-centuries-old legacies, and two cosmopolitan fashionistas meet at Gucci Exquisite.
Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton continues to pay tribute to the late Artistic Director of Men’s Fashion Virgil Abloh with a sneaker collection in cooperation with Nike. 9 versions of the most sought-after Nike Air Force 1 sneakers created by Virgil himself were released in May 2022.
In addition to the special collection, the French fashion brand also opened an exhibition honoring Virgil Abloh at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (New York) in May.
In the framework of the BST show “Le Papier” Fall Winter 2022, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus revealed the collab with the Nike brand. The collection captivates fans with the maximum beauty behind the simplicity of minimalism with sporty and dynamic designs.
The Jacquemus x Nike collection introduces sports bras, polo shirts, shorts, hoodies, bucket hats, dresses, and two special colorways of Nike Humara sneakers.
The blockbuster “Spirited Away” can be seen as a jubilant song about loyalty, friendship, and perseverance in the face of adversity. The film brought director Hayao Miyazaki many prestigious awards, including the Academy Award for the category “Best Animated Feature”. Indeed, Studio Shibli is undeniably a master at creating fictional anime masterpieces that are loved around the world. Under the guidance of Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, the characters in the imagination of the hit Japanese studio can now come to life through fashion creation.
With the LOEWE x Spirited Away collection, the bridge across all geographical distances between a Japanese anime studio and a Spanish high-end fashion house not only comes from fans’ love for a charismatic animated masterpiece. book, or the desire to own a limited edition designer piece, but also from pride in their own craftsmanship.
From rough drawings to three-dimensional images, the LOEWE x Spirited Away collection brings movie characters to life in fashion items. Inspired by the Japanese weaving technique “Boro” (or Boromono), which means “patchwork” in Japanese, LOEWE has created a variety of ready-to-wear designs and accessories made from Katsura fabrics. and floral fabrics are very eye-catching.
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