From Kate Moss to a Beastie Boy, These Celebrities Want to Style You

Stand by for the celebrity-designer partnerships, limited-edition lines, and capsule collections, all about to hit a shop near you this summer.”>

The last ten years have seen a deluge of celebrities lend their names to fashion brands and launch their own labels. That they now dominate front rows during fashion week and orchestrate the shows (think the Kardashian Klan at the Yeezy Season 3 show is more proof that the biggest force in fashion these days isnt designers or retailers but star power.

As if we needed further proof that the fashion industry loves referencing and resuscitating culture icons, Mike D (Mike Diamond) of Beastie Boys fame has collaborated with Clare Vivier, the preppy-hip accessories designer, on the brands first mens capsule collection: grown man tote bags, minimalist wallets, novelty t-shirts, and the like.


The collection was partially inspired by Diamonds self-consciousness about bringing a backpack to the studio while working with the stylish French dance duo, Cassius. So he teamed up with Vivier to produce $600 studio bags like the Tomas Tote, and thin, sleek wallets. I dont like the George Costanza-style wallet, he told Billboard in an exclusive interview about the collection.

Kate Moss for Equipment

I wanted the lightning bolt printvery Bowieand the stars and the anchors, the supermodel told of the design process.

The collection debuted exclusively at Equipment stores and on in May, and is now available at other retailers.

A$AP Rocky for J.W. Anderson

A$AP Rocky love affair with high fashion has manifested in his music (hes rapped about Prada and Jil Sander), his wardrobe (hes a fan of Guccis fur-lined mules, which are mysteriously beloved by Sienna Miller, Derek Blasberg, Mary-Kate Olsen and a host of other stylish celebrities), and his cozy relationship with big-name designers (hes currently the face of Dior Homme).

Now, hes collaborated with British designer J.W. Anderson on a line of mens casualwear: $275 knit beanies, $600 knit track pants and sweaters, and a $1,300 faux, teddy fur jacket.




Rihanna for Puma

On top of her own fashion line, Rihanna has produced a slew of capsule collections with high and mainstream fashion brands in recent months, from Manolo Blahnik to Puma. She collaborated with the former on a line of ankle boots, stilettos, and over-the-knee boots, including a pair of nearly waist-high denim boots (the collection crashed the shoe designers website when itfirst launched.)

Her line with Puma tapped into the bizarre furry-shoe trend, and also features orthopedic-style sneakers (apparently ugly shoes arecool again). And shes just come out with a line of futuristic-looking sunglasses for Dior.

Alexa Chung for Marks & Spencer

The British It girl has lent her name and willowy figure to brands like AG Jeans, Madewell, and Steven Alan. Heres hoping her new Archive by Alexa collection for Marks & Spencer–31 pieces hand-picked from the M&S archives by Chung–will revive the high-street retailers flagging sales.

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