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Gap x Valentino collaboration

26 Nov

I am not a happy bunny this week. After weeks, nay months, of whipping us into a frenzy with rumours, announcements, leaks and teaser videos, the H&M x Lanvin finally launched earlier this week. Previous H&M collaborations have caused havoc but this was out and out chaos. There are stories of people queueing overnight to get a piece! Before 9am, there were over 200 fashionistas queueing at the Regent St store and the online collection was sold out long before then. I had some time to kill before dinner with a friend so I joined in the hysteria by traipsing to four stores. I’m surprised the mannequins were left clothed to be frank, the shelves were pretty much stripped bare! 

With all that hype and build up, I feel a little sorry for the second designer collaboration to launch this week; Gap x Valentino. On the surface, it seems like a rather strange match, when I think of Valentino I normally think of beautiful gowns in Valentino red whereas Gap evokes images of jeans, khakis and crisp white shirts. But you know what, it actually kind of works. The collection is limited to just seven pieces and is utilitarian/military practicality through the eyes of Valentino. That basically means lots of khaki with Valentino ruffles priced between £89.99-£149.99. The range is available Saturday 27th November at Colette, Gap flagship in Milan, the Gap flagship on Oxford Street and Dover Street Market. 

Fall into The Gap

30 Jul
That was probably my favourite ever tagline for Gap. Nowadays, the might be lacking the genius tagline, but they are more than making up for it with amazing faces in their campaigns. Fall 08 has been subject to much speculation, from everyone from Chanel Iman to *gasp* Scott Schuman. Division Street has just posted 4 adverts – Chanel Iman, Georgina Chapman, Lily Donaldson (yippee!) and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. Can you imagine Carine Roitfeld shopping at Gap?!

Gap + Colette

25 Jun

Wow, Gap’s getting very serious about fashion. *Those* collaborations with Pierre Hardy were a huge success, now Gap’s got the next project underway. It’s very hush hush at the moment, but apparently Gap are working on a special project with Colette for Fashion Week! Yes, the same super-chic Parisian superstore which is home to everything from Carine Roitfeld designed charity tees to amazingly elegant headphones. This secret project will be a series of limited edition collaborations between Gap and major European designers. The sure to be mindblowing collaborations will hit stores on September 5th.

* Source Nylon