Just about everyone seems to be partnering on collections these days but the latest one coming right out of France is one that I can jump on board with. Two of my favourite French brands, Carven and Petit Bateau, have confirmed that they're about to launch a limited edition capsule collection.
And it sounds promising. So far, only two images of the nine piece line have been released and as you would expect, the pieces are incredibly chic and incredibly French. Prices are accessible and range between $64 to $320 and the line caters for men, women and children just to make sure that the whole family can get in on the action. 'Our collaborations up until now [with the likes of French brands like Robert Clergerie, Zespa, L’Amyand] were often associated with a collection and a specific narrative, but the line we have developed together with Petit Bateau goes far beyond that,' Carven creative director Guillaume Henry told WWD. 'It’s no longer a story linked to a collection; it’s a story of shared values.'
The line will debut on November 5. at Colette in Paris and 10 Corso Como in Milan and will then be available in as yet unnamed boutiques in London and Brussels before arriving in the US on December 5.
Alexander Wang isn't the only fan of carnivals. Yesterday WWD confirmed that Colette will host a carnival in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris to mark their 15th anniversary. The event, which is set to take place on the weekend of March 10-11, will see around fifty brands take part ranging from Kenzo to Uniqlo. Ice cream carts will be provided by W Hotel, dance classes will be run by Nike and Disney and just in case you want to relax, a beauty bar and massage booth will also be on hand.
Alongside the carnival, the French boutique have teamed up with New York-based artist Craig Redman to create 150 fun portraits of personalities in fashion, music, photography and design which will be showcased in an exhibition unveiled on February 29.
In a stroke of genius, Coca Cola, the globally successful soft drinks company have joined forces with long time fan Karl Lagerfeld for their latest limited edition version of the Coca Cola light drink. The collaboration makes perfect sense - Lagerfeld has been an advocate of the drink for many years now, and so the legendary designer has not only created an exclusive bottle design, but also shot the campaign himself.
With a fitting name, the advert features Canadian model Coco Rocha alongside Lagerfeld's male muse Baptise Giabiconi, and sees Rocha modelling a Lagerfeld signature high collared shirt from his Spring collection and fingerless gloves, all of which are reminiscent of the instantly recognisable monochrome silhouette that adorns the special edition bottle. The campaign is set to hit France on the 28th of April, and will cover a giant billboard across the famous Galleries Lafayette where the drink will be available in a limited edition boxed version, complete with a matching bottle opener for 47 euros. The box set will also be available from the ever-cool Colette, so be sure to head down to France this Spring for some shopping and a seriously fashionable drink.
Then you'll have to head to Paris for this scale-down of look 20 from the fashion designer's autumn/winter collection. Colette will sell this limited-edition miniature for £185 starting this weekend, so if you're a true Wu fanatic, book your ticket on the Eurostar now.
We are pleased to announce that the Fashion Pack has partnered up with successful street style blog Glam Canyon and will be bringing you some of the best international street style images and access to some exclusive parties.
Here, Glam Canyon gives us exclusive access to the party Colette threw during Paris Fashion Week this month to celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday.