Whether it’s skate legends Vans taking on Liberty’s whimsical archive prints or fashion provocateur Jean Paul Gaultier teaming up with Eastpak, here Dazed fashion editor Elizabeth Fraser-Bell compiles her favourite items from those who are adding an element of fun to fashion – regardless of the cold.
Cat-eyed It-girl Alexa Chung brings the denim of her youth back to life in her 20-piece collaboration with AG Jeans. The California-made garments revisit a sense of fun and rock 'n' roll that are inherent to the fabric’s history, creating skirts that have us thinking of a young Liv Tyler.
COACH GETS CUTE AND CREEPY
The Coach SS15 girls strutted around in messy pastel fur, vinyl skirts and platforms – decorated with exclusive, eerily-cute illustrations by Gary Baseman. A set of saccharine-scare creatures added Lynchian undertones of “something’s not quite right” to the collection – a theme which was revisited by the brand, for their menswear AW15 debut show.
#MAKINGMOVIES WITH ASHLEY WILLIAMS
Dazed 100 designer Ashley Williams has partnered up with cult Camden-born footwear label Red or Dead to create a 60s inspired collection entitled #makingmovies – an appropriate title, considering these shoes look fit to be seen spinning around a ballroom, on the feet of a Sofia Coppola protagonist.
REVOLUTIONARY RAY BANS
Whether you’re Bob Dylan or The Blues Brothers, the Ray Ban Wayfarers are historically cool. There’s a whole lot more to them than black plastic, though – especially now that they come in a variety of patterns and prints, proving that even the classics can get a new lease of life.
INKED ALL OVER BY O.X.S
Tattoo enthusiasts rejoice – Italian brand O.X.S have paired up with inking legend Alle Tattoo to reinvent the Frank boot, a 90s favourite. The tattoo artist, who holds the record for the longest non-stop tattoo session, has emblazoned a white pair with traditional dagger, rose and anchor symbols – for inked-up lace-ups.
Photography Amy Gwatkin; styling Samia Giobellina; hair Hiroshi Matsushita using Bumble and bumble; make-up Nobuko Maekawa using MAC; model Serena at Elite Model Management London