Frank Pollaro x Robert Mondavi
Master furniture craftsman, Frank Pollaro, who famously collaborated with Brad Pitt last fall on a 1920s-inspired collection, is merging his two passions—design and wine—to create a limited-edition dining room table and custom series in honor of Robert Mondavi for fellow enthusiasts to commemorate the acclaimed Napa Valley vintner on what would have been his 100th birthday.
The Goring x Globe-Trotter
One year after The Goring Hotel celebrated its centenary, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge spent her last night as a commoner in the hotel’s famous Royal Suite. Now, the hotel is set to release a limited-edition collection of suitcases this July with luxury heritage luggage line, Globe-Trotter, inspired by the Royal Suite’s hand-woven Gainsborough silk walls.
East Village designer John Derian will expand his ongoing collaboration with family-owned Parisian furniture and ceramic atelier Astier de Villatte with an all-new set of products. A mug and teapot with an image of an eye, taken from a 19th-century medical book, will join the collection of understated Italian-made flatware and one-of-a-kind terracotta pieces, along with a plate called “Starfish at Night” and a serving bowl covered with a coral-like pattern in blue.
New York eyewear line Illesteva—a favorite of Elton John, Beyoncé and Julia Roberts—has teamed up with man-about-downtown Waris Ahluwalia to create a limited edition line of sunnies, blending the socialites effortlessly cool vibe with Illesteva’s penchant for classically chic designs.
Playful Finnish design company Marimekko is partnering this spring with American sneaker line Converse on a brand-new Chuck Taylor silhouette. The collection features Marimekko’s famed fun pop art-inspired prints on Converse’s classic hi-tops and futuristic flatforms.
Goop mastermind and mom-of-all-trades Gwenyth Paltrow is pairing up with eponymous design label Araks (one of Gwen’s favorites) to create a comfortable cotton pajama set and cover-up, combining the minimalist cuts of Araks with the actress’ effortless and classic style.
Schiaparelli x Christian Lacroix
Following the Met’s spring 2012 exhibit “Impossible Conversations” and the restoration of the atelier’s original address at 21 Place Vendome by Diego Della Valle (of Tod’s and Roger Vivier), it’s no secret that the legendary House of Schiaparelli is back. In honor of the historic Italian designers revival, couture master Christian Lacroix has designed a fifteen-piece capsule collection that will be displayed in Schiaparelli’s Paris salon this July.
Seaside Luxe x Missoni Home
This summer will mark a first for Italian fashion house Missoni, their first-ever customized print collaboration for luxury resort retailer Seaside Luxe. The original print incorporates Missoni’s signature chevron pattern in turquoise, sea foam green, brilliant reds and neutral beach-y tones inspired by Seaside Luxe’s tropical retreats on limited-edition canvas totes and a pop-up tent store at the Viceroy Anguilla.
Oil Nut Bay’s The Cliffs Suites Penthouse x FENDI Casa Furnishings
Oil Nut Bay’s latest creation of luxury suites, The Cliffs located on Virgin Gorda the British Virgin Islands, features handcrafted furnishings by FENDI Casa, emblazoned with the double “F” logo and spy bag fastener. The pieces include three-seat sofas in champagne with “Villa Borghese” embroidering, the Murano Via Lattea chandelier in Porcellana and the Sistina chair in Caribbean white.
Whimsical jewelry designer Anita Ko created a capsule collection for contemporary clothing line Tibi, featuring five delicate pieces in rose and white gold and covered in diamonds—an homage to both designers’ clean yet edgy aesthetics.