The Greatest Summer Style Collaborations of All Time

By: Hana May
Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty ImagesWith fashion blogger Cailli Beckerman wears Mr Mittens jacket Sankuanz coat, Chanel boots and bag, Etsy trousers on day 4 of London Collections: Women on February 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
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Collaborations: when two become one. Sour patch kids and Slurpee. Okay, that wasn’t the initial meaning of that declaration, but you get the point. Collaborations are good for taking the best of two brands and turning them into one amazing love child. While there have been countless collaborations, some scream summer a little louder than the others. Summer collabs are colorful, fun and built for the warmer season. Here are the The Greatest Summer Style Collaborations of All Time:

Christopher Kane x Topshop, 2009

Christopher Kane was the mere age of 27 when he dropped his third collaboration with powerhouse Topshop. Though he put out multiple collections with the British retailer, our favorite piece had to be the crocodile shirt. That mean looking croc was just so lovable.

Jeremy Scott x Every adidas Collaboration, 2008

Fashion designer Jeremy Scott has had a long ongoing partnership with adidas. Known for his loud and wacky designs, his adidas collabs so far have been, well, loud and wacky. AKA perfect for summer.

The Hundreds x Disney, 2008

This collaboration took a year of negotiations with Disney and it was definitely worth it. Each of the Lost Boys got their own shirt, there was one tee with the whole crew and the collection also included two fitteds—a version of Peter Pan’s felt green hat with the feather poking through and one for Captain Hook.

Moschino x SpongeBob, 2015

Technically, SpongeBob made an appearance in Moschino’s Fall 2015 collection, but that doesn’t mean Mr. SquarePants’ pieces can’t be worn in the summer. I mean the guy lives in a pineapple under the sea. It doesn’t get more summer than that.

Linda Farrow x Jeremy Scott, 2012

You’ve got to have a sunglass collab, in a list of The Greatest Summer Style Collaborations of All Time. In true Jeremy Scott form (see above) his collaboration with British glasses maker was wild. Plus, these glasses are still available to buy now.

Supreme x COMME des GARçONS SHIRT, 2012

Supreme has created a lot of collaborations. The polka dot covered pieces in the Supreme x COMME des GARçONS SHIRT seem exceptionally memorable somehow. And though the collaboration is more muted than a lot of the other’s on this list, it still has that relaxed summer vibe.

Versace x H&M, 2011

Donatella dug in the archives for this one. The highly anticipated collection included women’s and men’s clothes, accessories and shoes featuring Versace icons and patterns. It was also the first time H&M offered home goods. Versace, Versace.

Takashi Murakami x Louis Vuitton, 2003

There have been tons of great Takashi Murakami x Louis Vuitton collaborations, but maybe one of the most pervasive of the bunch is the multicolor monogram bag. You know, the white bag with the rainbow-colored-all-over LV print. The bag first made its appearance at the Marc Jacobs 2003 spring show and was sold in LV stores until this past July.

Kenzo x Vans, 2012

There’s something already so summery about a slip-on pair of Vans. You don’t need to put on socks and they’re so easy to slide on and off. Hence the name. Add in some colorful patterns from Kenzo and you have the perfect summer concoction. The collection was released in three installments and they were all great.

Missoni x Target

There were over 400 pieces in this collection. 400 pieces. It included loads of zigzag covered clothing and accessories, but the best part was definitely the home décor. You might still have Missoni x Target towels or mugs kicking around today. This is a gentle reminder that Missoni x Target towels are best used on a trip to the beach after making a pit stop at your local 7-Eleven to pick up the new SOUR PATCH Watermelon-flavored Slurpee.