Rodarte’s latest collaboration is simply genius: sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy have designed a range of funky goods for hot drinks purveyor extraordinaire, Starbucks. This week sees the release of the limited-edition range that consists of a coffee mug, a re-useable cup sleeve, gift cards and a tote bag – all with a stylish grey, white and silver pixelated print. Although the collaboration will be launched in time for Christmas, the Mulleavy’s have stuck with their differentiated outlook on fashion; so not a reindeer in sight! It’s a new but intriguing direction for Rodarte, and I’m sure their digitalized designs will attract new purchasers, as well as the avid Rodarte fans.
A scrummy Starbucks is the perfect partner for my latest copy of Vogue – coffee and fashion just fit together, like pieces in a puzzle. The coffee cup itself is a renowned celebrity accessory, as shown here by caffeine addicts Ashley Olsen (below left) and Olivia Palermo (below right)! So it is safe to say that this collaboration is bound to be a huge hit. Hopefully this will not be Starbucks’ only partnership with the fashion industry – just imagine the Chanel double C adorning our coffee cups, or Isabel Marant’s paisley prints complimenting our fruity summer beverages.
Get your own affordable piece of Rodarte from the 13th November at StarbucksStore.ca and at selected stores.
By Izzy Stocks.