The 8 Best Designer Collaborations From NYFW

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While fashion trends may change from season to season, fashion collaborations aren't going out of style anytime soon. Don't believe us? Just look at the news of Forever 21 teaming up with PONY, Reebok collaborating with ASOS, and an L.K. Bennett x Preen capsule collection launching, all announced in only the last 24 hours. Just when we think there are no more dynamic individuals left who can pair up, we learn about yet another collaboration we didn't think we needed but now can't imagine living without. With New York Fashion Week being an inspiration playground for fashion creatives, it shouldn't come as a surprise that so many designers partner up during this time on capsule collaborations, ranging from accessories to full fashion lines, that create as much buzz as everything else coming down the runways.

So while New York Fashion Week may have wrapped up, the dust surrounding some of the highlight moments hasn't settled. Ahead, the eight best fashion collaborations that debuted on the NYFW runways. Bonus: Some of them are even available to shop now.

Jonathan Simkhai x Reebok
Our favorite sports giant and New York-based fashion darling have combined forces for one stylish collection of high-top sneakers. The eight classic Reebok Freestyle Hi styles, that first debuted on Simkhai's NYFW runway last week, have been reimagined in the ready-to-wear label's signature fabrics, including ecru crochet, blue seersucker, indigo denim, ecru denim, white leather, black leather, powder pink leather, and midnight blue leather.

Creatures of the Wind x Cuyana
Fanny packs and hands-free handbags were a huge trend this season—and Cuyana's handbag collaboration with Creatures of the Wind is just further proof. Crafted in the top-notch leather and suede for which the accessory brand is celebrated, the petite bags come with two strap lengths that can be interchanged and worn around the neck, waist, or on the shoulder. They also feature contrasting hand-painted edges, and will be available in black, red, white, navy, quartz, and cognac come spring.

Morgenthal Frederics x Monse and Morgenthal Frederics x Oscar de la Renta
Eyewear brand Morgenthal Frederics collaborated with not one, but two, major designers. First, it paired with the young, fashion-forward label Monse, founded by Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, for a collection of '70s-inspired aviators in colorful acetate and titanium. Next Garcia and Kim recruited the brand again for four pairs of luxe Audrey Hepburn-inspired buffalo horn frames for the Oscar de la Renta Show.

Baja East x Melissa
Our favorite jelly shoes from the '90s have been recast in a grown-up way thanks to cool kid label Baja East and plastic shoe extraordinaire brand Melissa. Not only are there two versions of sandals reminiscent of our childhood, but there are also sophisticated heeled mules, boots, and even a bucket bag. What's more, all the styles became available immediately following the Baja East show last week at the Galeria Melissa in NYC, where the futuristic runway was staged.

Pinko x Coca-Cola
In case you haven't noticed, '90s fashion is having a moment. This collection marks the third installment of the collaboration between the Italian brand and the iconic beverage company. Taking inspiration from Cola-Cola's retro advertising pop-up posters, the capsule is a pop dream with bell-bottomed jeans, striped tops, a Baywatch-esque swimsuit, and anchor details. The collection will go on sale just in time for the holidays in December.

Nomia x Absurda
For its 10-year anniversary, the ultra-cool NYC-based womenswear label Nomia cast real women off Instagram as models to embody its ethos and brought back staples from the past decade. In addition to the sleek separates and versatile dresses, the collection included a limited-edition collaboration with Absurda, an impossibly cool South American eyewear brand, featuring two of its best-selling sunglasses styles in exclusive new lens colors meant to complement the collection.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo
Style icon and Banana Republic ambassador Olivia Palermo lent her impeccable eye for fashion to the all-American brand this season for a co-designed see now, buy now collection that dropped during the NYFW show staged at the megabrand's store in Manhattan. The 70-piece capsule includes everything from outerwear (we are fans of the red military coat) to silky boho dresses, brocade separates, and faux snake accessories.

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