We're Still Scratching Our Heads Over These Designer Collaborations

Jun 8 2014 - 11:00am

When it was announced today that Nina Ricci [1] would be collaborating with The Man Repeller [2], the news caught us slightly off guard. It's not that we wouldn't be thrilled to tote the partnership's fittingly off-kilter yellow and green take on the iconic Marché (nor that we couldn't imagine blogger Leandra Medine doing the same), it's just that we never saw the collaboration between two brands coming.

The Man Repeller, who's no stranger to guest designing for such labels as Superga [3], wouldn't be the first name to pop into our heads when thinking of the sophisticated Parisian brand. And maybe that's the beauty of it! Still, we couldn't help but think of a few unexpected partnerships of days past, and so we're taking a trip down memory lane to look back at some of fashion's most surprising collaborations.

Source: Getty and Pacific Coast News Online [4]

Marchesa For the NFL

Yes, because what first comes to mind when we think of Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's romantic gowns are linebackers. Touchdown!

Jason Wu For Brizo

Good news for any homeowner who's dreamt of having a sink inspired by the runway. Bad news for any shopper who can't afford Jason Wu [5]'s clothes — chances are these luxury faucets [6] are out of range, too.

Tom Brady For Uggs

Oh Tom, you're so handsome and talented, but please leave the fashion [7] to Gisele.

Rebecca Minkoff For Proper Attire

Ever wonder what a Rebecca Minkoff [8] condom would look like? Turns out it's animal print [9].

Cynthia Rowley For Pampers

We're not saying that a baby with fine taste couldn't appreciate Cynthia Rowley [10]'s whimsical prints, we're just saying it seems like a bit of a waste (no pun intended).

Isaac Mizrahi For Kleenex

We've long enjoyed Isaac Mizrahi [11]'s enterprising spirit, but this partnership may be something to sneeze at.

Rodarte For Starbucks

For a label that has often been quoted as eschewing commercialism [12], we're not sure you could go much more grande in the other direction than Starbucks.

Christian Siriano For O-Cel-O Sponges

Credit where credit's due, those were [13] some pretty fierce [14] sponges.

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