Battle of the Collabs

Be it a coincidence or not, Mary Katrantzou for TopShop and Marni for H&M‘s highly-anticipated capsule collections hit stores in Canada on March 7th and 8th, respectively.  Both the brilliantly-bold newcomer and the long-standing superpower are launching exciting collections that display their strengths in avant-garde pattern mixing while maintaining more “affordable” price points than the original pieces these capsules are based on.  I can see the massive lineups and cat fights as I type.

Like two trendy bands dropping their albums on the same day, I’m curious to see which will garner more attention on that fashion-focused weekend and whose pieces I’ll be spotting on my girl crushes thereafter.  Here in Vancouver, we won’t really know who wins the boxing match du jour as Katrantzou’s 10-piece collection will be available only at The Bay in Toronto’s Yorkdale Centre. But Marni x H&M will be available at Pacific Centre so start thinking about your shopping strategy to maximize returns and minimize elbows to the face now.

(Images above via Topshop)

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I couldn’t find many Marni for H&M photos online so check out the commercial, directed by Sofia Coppola, here:


2 Comments on “Battle of the Collabs”

  1. The Mary Katrantzou dresses are to die for!

  2. Tarah says:

    OMG.. I am soo excited!!!! I NEED a Mary piece for sure!

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