#1: Rihanna x Fenty Puma


Rihanna’s second outing for the German sportswear brand featured feminine sillouhettes in muted hues and elegant separates – a polar opposite from the cropped hoodies and kimono-esque dresses in her first collection. The Barbadian songstress’ knack for pushing fashion boundaries and fusing elements of streetstyle with ’90s streetwear elements is what made this brand a hit this year.


#2: Bape x Adidas NMD

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Adidas NMDs were one of the most covetable sneakers to own in 2016, and its popularity only grew thanks to the brand collaborating with Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape (BAPE) on a camouflage print version this November. (FYI: Queues at their Harajuku and Shibuya stores stretched for six blocks.)


#3: Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid


After the model’s appearance at various runway shows for the American sportswear brand, the two came together to work on a capsule collection which debuted at New York Fashion Week in September. Pieces were infused with a nautical vibe and injected with It girl-approved cool, whether it was the military band jackets or bombers with “Gigi” emblazoned on their backs.


#4: Gucci x GucciGhost

Alessandro Michele worked with American graffiti artist Trevor Andrew aka GucciGhost for Fall/Winter 2016. Everything from fashion accessories to store facades were splashed with Andrew’s zany drawings, and made it one of the most talked-about collaborations this year. Celebrities like Rihanna and Madonna were also spotted toting the brand’s graffitised shoppers.


#5: Kenzo x H&M


The Swedish label’s tie-up with Parisian label Kenzo this year might not have received the same hype as its previous partnerships with designer brands like Alexander Wang did, but it proved less popular with people queuing overnight before its Nov 3 launch for its logo tees and sweaters, folksy printed dresses and animal-print separates.


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