What happens when creative geniuses put their heads together? One-off collections for spring with 2x the style and luxury.
Old Hollywood glamour has informed a new boudoir collection from Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur’s Sarah Shotton.
Designers this season are teaming up with equally stylish counterparts in the worlds of fashion, fine art, and architecture. Four cases in point:
Max Mara (900 North Michigan Shops, 312-475-9500) and Maya Hayuk, an American artist known for her bold geometric prints, celebrate the iconic prism motif of the brand’s sunglasses with Optiprism, a project showcasing vibrantly pat- terned, limited-edition eyewear for women.
French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier joins bauble favorite Atelier Swarovski (The Shops at North Bridge, 540 N. Michigan Ave., 312-327-2300) for Reverse, a 12-piece collection of Kaputt crystal and 24k gold that produces the effect of chocolaty gold for statement-making jewelry.
Boudoir must-have Agent Provocateur (47 E. Oak St., 312-335-0229) and footwear designer Charlotte Olympia team up to bring back Old Hollywood glam with lingerie sets and complementary shoe styles that evoke playful femininity.
Albert Kriemler, creative director of Akris (Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900), collaborates with Sou Fujimoto on a spring collection of structural ready-to-wear and accessories that features components of the renowned architect’s most famous works.