Collaborate and Listen: Want a Designer Closet on a Budget? We Have the Perfect Solution

We all love designer clothes but let's be honest with ourselves, it's not like we can buy an entire collection every season. I can't even afford a packet of Chanel tissues.

But what we can get our hands on is designer collaborations with our much loved high street brands. Larger retailers like Debenhams and H&M are pros at this stage with some of the best names in the business, past and present, working with them on one off capsule ranges. So what's in store for the rest of the year? Oh, there are some good ones!

  • Alexander Wang x H&M


I'm already planning my queuing strategy for this one. New York's hottest designer is the latest to team up with the global retailer, following the footsteps of Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Marni and Maison Martin Margiela. Wang's sports luxe take on fashion is predicted to be a key trend alongside minimalist pieces which promise to transcend all trends.

Available in November from H&M, so get your tent ready now (tents are not just for festivals , they are for queuing for things like Garth brooks tickets and H&M collections).

  • Liberty Ross and Genetic Denim

Ok this name you might know as the ex-wife of director Rupert Sanders (he of Kirsten Stewart and the car incident) but Liberty is a force to be reckoned with. She is moving into design with a denim collection for Genetic. The jeans are designed for fit most importantly rather than trend driven styles and her understanding of design is rather impressive! And they ae vailable at net a porter right now!

  • Roland Mouret for Banana Republic

Shirt, £45; Dress, £99.50 Shirt, £45; Dress, £99.50

Now we may not have this in Ireland but it's worth a peek at online. The designer known for his famous Galaxy dress (VB is a huge fan) has come up with a wearable capsule selection of dresses for the American retailer allowing us to get our mittens on a piece of iconic design! The collection is available to shop online and they ship to Ireland! Yay!

  • Edition at Debenhams

Preen and Jonathan Saunders AW14 Edition Collections at Debenhams Preen and Jonathan Saunders AW14 Edition Collections at Debenhams

Probably the most well known designer collaboration hub, Edition includes some of my personal favourite designers like Preen and Jonathan Saunders. As well as other Designers at Debenhams like Jenny Packham and Julian McDonald , Edition is clean and well thought out and focuses on separates for work and for play. Watch out for the Todd Lynn collection too, it's definitely one to watch! Me likey.

Have you a favourite collaboration or bought from one in the past? We'd love to hear about your favs in the comments!

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