Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou

Another week, another hotly anticipated designer collaboration. Just last Friday I was salivating over the impeccable Alexander Wang x H&M collection, only for another incredibly exciting launch to pop into my mailbox. This time the Queen of Prints, and London Fashion Week favourite, Mary Katrantzou turns her Midas touch to a range of sportswear for Adidas Originals. And where last week’s post featured predominantly monochrome garments, this one is positively bursting with colour.

Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou

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Expect digi-prints inspired by track shoes of the 70s & 80s translated onto fitted neoprene dresses, a fab oversized bomber and some seriously tough trainers (you wouldn’t want to encounter a pair of these in a kick-boxing class).

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I am a huge fan of Katrantzou and love a bit of Adidas Originals, so this is a dream combo for me. And don’t expect these pieces to be limited to sports events. With designs this strong they’ll be as prevalent on a night out as in your local gym. Let the countdown to 15th November begin…

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Images courtesy of Adidas Originals.

Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou launches on 15th November 2014.

Printastic Peter Pilotto creates collection for Target

Those who know me will attest that I am rather partial to a print (I’d say love wouldn’t be too strong a word) and the more abstract and bold the print the harder I fall.  From painterly patterns to African batik, I have always been a champion of colour and pattern.  Therefore you can imagine how excited I am about the Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration, which launches exactly one week today.  Designer garments at rock bottom prices are my kryptonite and what’s more, for the first time ever, this Target collection will be available beyond the US shores as Net-A-Porter is stocking an edited selection. And they have promised international delivery. Perfect!

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US discount store Target has long been an advocate of designer collaborations, with a huge list of notable cut-price ranges dating back to the 90s – the likes of Mulberry, Philip Lim, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs have all designed pieces for the store. Add to this Net-A-Porter’s international reach, and this month’s collection looks set to be their most successful yet.

Ever since its first on-schedule catwalk show at LFW back in 2009, Peter Pilotto has been the go-to label for punchy printed statement pieces, beloved by the likes of Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Miranda Kerr and Kristen Stewart.

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Cate Blanchett in Peter Pilotto

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Miranda Kerr in Peter Pilotto

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Kristen Stewart in Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto - Emma Watson

Emma Watson in Peter Pilotto

A firm favourite with fashionistas and bloggers alike, the Target collection will allow those with a more modest budget to sample a piece of the Pilotto pie.

 peter-pilotto-target 3 - Dress £45

Dress £45

peter-pilotto-target 4 - Tank £25, Miniskirt £35, Trainers £30

Top £25, skirt £35, trainers £30

peter-pilotto-target 5 - Dress £80

Dress, £80

peter-pilotto-target 6 - Tee £20, bikini bottoms £15, towel £25, trainers £30

Tee £20, bikini bottoms £15, towel £25, trainers £30

peter-pilotto-target 7 - Shirtdress £35, bikini top £23 & bottoms £17,  trainers £30

Shirtdress £35, bikini top £23 and bottoms £17, trainers £30

peter-pilotto-target 12 - sunglasses £17, playsuit £50, trainers £30

Sunglasses £17, playsuit £55, trainers £30

As well as signature clashing-print fit-and-flare dresses, assymetric minis and neoprene tops, the 57-piece collection also includes swimwear, bags and some fabulous sunglasses. And all at purse-friendly prices.  The only downside is that half the world will be purchasing these pieces online, so you may have some hefty competition. Best set the alarm early next Sunday and have your best trigger finger ready for some serious statement shopping.

peter-pilotto-target 8 - jacket £60

Jacket £60

peter-pilotto-target 10 - cardi £35

Cardigan £35

peter-pilotto-target 11 - skirt £35

Skirt £35

All clothing: Peter Pilotto for Target, which launches in-store on 9th Feb. For more information go to:

Net-a-Porter will be selling an edited 38-piece collection on the same day at