Haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier has developed a taste for collaborations.
The French fashion icon is teaming up with Italian retail chain OVS on a new capsule collection for fall, WWD reports.
The collection will comprise 60 pieces spanning ready-to-wear and accessories for both men and women, titled 'Jean Paul Gaultier for OVS'. It will launch in a selection of the brand's 900 stores and online from November.
It is the latest in a line of surprising collaborations for Gaultier, who brought his ready-to-wear line to a close in 2014 to focus on his couture pieces. Since then he has teamed up with the Japanese retailer Seven & i and with the Australian retail chain Target on a range of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and homeware. He has also been hard at work creating around 500 cabaret-influenced costumes for a new revue going on show at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin in the autumn, and continues to manage an impressive fragrance empire.
OVS was founded in 1972 as Magazzini Oviesse and expanded throughout the 70s and 80s to include household items, sporting goods, toys, perfumes and leather goods. Recently the brand has worked to cultivate an edgier image, collaborating with designers such as Elio Fiorucci, Costume National and Matthew Williamson.