Coach x Peanuts
American luxury label Coach’s second collaboration with the beloved Peanuts comic strip is no child’s play. Rather, the new collection is stylish and minimalist – instead of loud cartoon prints, you can expect monochrome Snoopy silhouettes tastefully embossed on leather satchels, totes, duffels, backpacks and more. The accessories come in a colour palette of saddle (tan), white, black, blue and yellow – the latter supposedly being the same shade as Snoopy’s trusty sidekick, Woodstock.
From $40 for a leather hang tag to $3,200 for an XXL Snoopy Doll; available at Coach, #02-19/27Wisma Atria, from July 2.
Uniqlo x Star Wars
The force is indeed strong in this collaboration. Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo has just launched a range of 23 men’s and kid’s tee shirts emblazoned with popular characters and motifs from the Star Wars franchise. These designs were submitted by fans around the world as part of Uniqlo’s annual T-shirt design competition, and were eventually chosen by a panel of five judges, including Lucasfilm (the animation company behind the movies) executive creative director Doug Chiang. no less.
The kids’ shirts are priced at $14.90, while the men’s shirts retail at $24.90; available at selected stores and online at www.uniqlo.com/sg.
Piers Atkinson x Minions
Diehard fans of Despicable Me listen up: You can now get your hands on Minions-inspired headgear, courtesy of English milliner Piers Atkinson. His latest Minions Bello Yellow Collection features a mini bowler, forward cap, backward cap, beanie and two pompom headbands, in the style of the adorable yellow critters. Perfect for your next costume party, maybe?
Expect to pay $520 for a beanie, to $890 for a headband with a veil; available at On Pedder, #02-12P/Q Ngee Ann City.
Kate Spade New York x Roald Dahl
While not exactly a collaboration per se, Kate Spade New York’s Fall 2015 collection is inspired by the whimsical world of author Roald Dahl’s books – think a clutch in the shape of a chocolate box (a la Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and a ring that looks like a fox (undoubtedly inspired by Fantastic Mr. Fox). They’ll make great conversation starters for sure!
Prices range from $30 to $410 for jewelry, and $260 to $810 for handbags; available from August at all Kate Spade stores.