Fashion collaborations happen all the time. High-end retailers team up with big brands like Target to create a line that offers their famous aesthetic for a fraction of the price — this idea is nothing new. Usually it’s a clothing or shoe line that we’re pinning after, but the current collection that has us frantically adding things to our cart is Cynthia Rowley for Staples. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
The NY-based designer known for vibrant prints topped with a sophisticated edge tones nothing down for the line of office materials. The line features everything from pencil cases to notebooks to folders, all decked out in wild, moody floral prints. The best part? The most expensive piece comes in at just $49.
While this is definitely an uncommon sort of team-up, this isn’t Rowley’s first foray into a realm other than apparel. Back in 2010 the designer also teamed up with Band-aid. She tells Architectural Digest, “I’ve always loved the idea of bringing design to unexpected places. I hope these products will add joy to the workplace.”
If you’re struggling to figure out how to pair all these loud prints with one another, Rowley advises you to just go for it. “I recently read an interview with Iris Apfel, and she says she loves clutter because it shows a sense of history, so layering in all these Staples products makes it more eclectic and interesting but also organized.”
For all of you who are scarred from that epic Lilly Pulitzer letdown (AKA trying to buy anything more than an hour after it was released), this collection is going to be a dream come true. Staples plans to work with Rowley on an ongoing basis, so new styles are added every few months. Did that home office just become a gorgeous patterned explosion? We think it may have.
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