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6 Must-See L.A.-Based Fashion Collabs

Claire Harper | October 21, 2020 | Lifestyle

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1. Amanu x Mounser

When an Oscars weekend pull brought together celeb stylist Anita Patrickson—the brains behind L.A.-based sandal brand Amanu—and jewelry designer Amanda Assad Mounser, their creative forces kicked into overdrive. The result is an effortlessly chic sandal collab—dubbed Style 17—made with Amanu’s sustainable materials and boasting a customizable anklet charm reminiscent of Mounser’s popular sculptural jewelry designs. From $295, additional charms from $30

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2. Gogosha x BAARS

L.A.-based optical store Gogosha Optique knows a thing or two about specs, so when European brand BAARS tapped its founder, Julia Gogosha, to create a first-of-its-kind eyewear collection, the decision was a no-brainer. With full creative direction, Gogosha designed a graphic and architectural collection featuring two shapes, four colorways—three flesh-toned and one in a concrete gray—and a spectrum of opaque colored lenses. Added bonus: The eyewear was produced using selective laser sintering, a sustainable and stylish method of production that emits no waste. $695

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3. Maya Brenner x Nyakio

Longtime friends and founders of eponymous brands Nyakio Grieco and Maya Brenner co-created a limited-edition jewelry collection that’s equal parts stunning and meaningful. Launching Sept. 1, the Maya x Kio capsule boasts delicate 14K gold earrings and necklaces adorned with words including Vote and Justice to celebrate diversity, equality and more. As an added bonus, the duo also plans to donate 50% of all sales proceeds to a different charity each month, beginning with Girls Inc of Los Angeles. From $150

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4. MOTHER x I am a voter.

Voting is more important than ever before, so when cult-favorite denim brand MOTHER found a way to use its powerful platform to support nonpartisan movement I am a voter., the decision was unanimous. The collaborative campaign, geared toward increasing voter registration and turnout, features men’s and women’s socks donning the phrase “I Am a Voter,” with $5 of every purchase donated to the movement. Don’t forget to sport your new MOTHER x I am a voter. socks at the polls—or while filling out your mail-in ballot—this election season. $24

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5. AMO x DONNI.

When founders Kelly Urban and Alyssa Wasko teamed up to create the ultimate everyday wardrobe, everything clicked. As co-founder of luxury denim brand AMO and founder of essentials clothing brand DONNI., respectively, the L.A.-based women married their brands’ signature aesthetics—think AMO’s hero silhouettes and DONNI.’s freshwater pearl accents—to create an elevated yet effortless everyday essentials collection. Launching this fall, the collab features a jean jacket, rugby knit, bucket bag, headband and more. Talk about the perfect wardrobe! From $57

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6. Zoë 20x20

To celebrate two decades of success, L.A.-based fine jewelry designer Zoë Chicco partnered with 20 female founders and innovators to collaborate on limited-edition jewelry with a major giveback component: 100% of proceeds from each design will be donated to the charity of the collaborator’s choosing. Launched late July, the program’s first piece was a necklace from designer and artist Justina Blakeney, founder of Jungalow, who dubbed the ACLU as her recipient. Be on the lookout for more stunning jewels from inspiring women like Catt Sadler, Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson and Rachel Pally, rolling out soon. From $295



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