The cool fashion collaborations worth checking out this spring

— by Alyson Walsh

Jigsaw Creative Director Jo Sykes and Lucinda Chambers – Jigsaw x Collagerie


There are so many fashion collaborations these days, it suddenly seems like everyone is working with everyone, all at once. Designers, celebrities, sports stars, artists; even gamers and Greggs are getting in on the partnership action. Doubling up continues to be a popular phenomenon in the fashion world. And, done well, a cool collaboration blends the best of each brand, taps into a new customer base and creates a bit of buzz around lust-worthy, limited edition pieces (in the time it took to write this piece, I could see the Scholl x Re/Done sandals selling fast).

Here are the best spring 2023 partnerships worth checking out:



Jigsaw x Collagerie

Jigsaw rules the high street at the moment. Creative Director Jo Sykes – who has worked on collections for Giorgio Armani, Alberta Ferretti, Aquascutum and Nicole Farhi – joined the company in 2019 and has completely rejuvenated the label, introducing directional design details and a bolder aesthetic. Making the high street stalwart a go-to for grown-up wardrobe essentials with a creative twist. The label has recently launched its second collaboration with Collagerie co-founders, and former British Vogue Fashionistas, Lucinda Chambers and Serena Hood.  This super-chic, 25-piece collection features beautifully constructed dresses, easy-to-wear separates and beach-y accessories all brought to life with Marni-esque prints and blasts of Yves Klein Blue.

My highlights include: The gorgeous Stripe Drape dress; the contrasting stripe, bold leaf print and fabric quality make it look like a high-end designer piece.  At the press launch, I tried on the Striped Tie-Waist Trouser and matching Striped Shirt, these would be excellent, co-ordinating suitcase companions on any summer trip. And don’t miss the accessories: the striped leather mules, cool crossbody bag and chunky chain necklace are all trademark Lucinda Chambers pieces.

The Jigsaw x Collagerie collaboration will sell out quickly, so act fast if you want a piece of the action.



Cos x Linda Farrow

For the last couple of summers I’ve been considering upping my sunglasses game. I’m a long-term Linda Farrow fan but always reluctant to blow the budget on pricey eyewear. So, as soon as I spotted the luxury brand’s Cos collaboration, I clicked ‘buy’ on the retro-tastic, white shades with pink arms (far left). One of the best elements of a high-low collaboration like this is the opportunity to purchase designer goods at more accessible prices (Linda Farrow frames typically sell from upwards of £300, by comparison this range is priced around £100 a pair). The collection focuses on five vintage-inspired shapes; the sunglasses are well-crafted with sturdy fixtures and offer 100% protection against UV rays. At last, I can throw some shade in a pair of Linda Farrow sunglasses…



Scholl x Re/Done sandals


Scholl x Re/Done

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s will be familiar with Scholl’s wooden-soled mules. This spring’s Fantasy Vintage collaboration sees the old-school sandal updated by cult jeans brand Re/Done into five new designs, including frayed denim (upcycled Levi’s) and patent leather. While I wouldn’t recommend wearing them with hosiery – looks great in a photograph but offers plenty of slippage potential on the pavement – I do like how Scholl sandals look with a pair of faded jeans. Warning: if you owned a pair in the 70s, you might baulk at the new price tag…


Five more collabs to keep an eye on:

RHODE x Target (arriving April 15)

Monica Vinader x Mother of Pearl

Zara x Clarks (the shoes are almost sold out but the boots are still available. And the Original pink suede Wallabee shoe is available HERE)

Barbour x House of Hackney

Arket x Mr Porter


And don’t forget all the lovely collaborations in the That’s Not My Age Edit (more coming soon).


And here’s a selection of my favourite partnership pieces:

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