Couture correspondence – Giles Deacon note cards for Smythson

 

Too good to use?  Only 300 boxes of Deacon's design for Smythson have been created.

Too good to use? Only 300 boxes of Deacon's design for Smythson have been created.

Thanks to a tip off from their Web Editor Stephanie, word has it that Giles Deacon will collaborate with luxury leather retailer Smythson. 

Deacon will launch a set of limited edition note cards this January.  And when they say limited edition, they mean it.  Only three hundred boxes have been produced. 

Each box promises five hand engraved note cards featuring two pen and ink fashion illustrations, complete with pink hand lined, tissue envelopes.  The cost of said chic stationery is yet to be confirmed.

It’s the latest in designer collaborations and next year seems to have more than it’s fair share lined up already.  From Matthew Williamson at H & M to amazingly, Alexander McQueen at US retailer Target and now Giles Deacon at Smythson – 2009 is set to be the year of the designer/high street collaboration. 

So if you’re prepared to battle the crowds (or chance your luck on eBay) now not only can you can wear the designer collaboration T-shirt but to quote Stephanie, add a ‘touch of couture to your correspondence’.

 

 

 

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