Everlane Is Getting Into the Designer Collaboration Game

The brand joined forces with Marques'Almeida to remix its signature staples.

a model wears a green sweater and tie dye skirt from everlane
(Image credit: Courtesy Everlane)

For more than a decade, Everlane has been shorthand for elevated essentials, like light crewneck T-shirts, relaxed linen pants, and cloud-soft Alpaca knit-sweaters in every neutral shade available. But with its inaugural design collaboration, the label is ready to flip the script.

Everlane teamed up with independent, London-based label Marques'Almeida for an 18-piece collection. Available online now, it's filled with the easygoing shapes and eco-conscious materials that put Everlane on the map—just revamped in spring colors and bright prints courtesy of its adventurous design partners.

an everlane model wears a green sweater with a coordinating tie-dye skirt

Marques'Almeida brought zesty spring colors and unexpected prints to Everlane's classics, like the satin slip dress and oversize turtleneck.

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The lineup covers every base in a foundational spring wardrobe with refreshing twists. Using surplus fabrics from past collections, Everlane and Marques'Almeida poured zesty red-orange and electric acid green washes over netted cardigans and thicker, transitional weather-appropriate turtlenecks. An oversize denim jacket comes in a striped patchwork of three washes with a cargo mini skirt to match. Tie-dye is everywhere, from satin button-up shirts to coordinating slip dresses with thigh-high slits to barrel-leg utility pants.

a model wears an everlane x marques almeida jacket

"I'll be honest: For most people, it felt very unexpected," creative director Mathilde Mader said of the collaboration.

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Mathilde Mader, creative director at Everlane, tells Marie Claire she had followed Marques'Almeida's avant-garde designs for years before pursuing the partnership. In hindsight, they seemed almost fated to cross paths. Both Mader and Marques'Almeida heads Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida studied under the same professors at Central Saint Martins, albeit at different times.

That both labels use surplus fabrics and attempt to reduce their environmental impact created more points of mutual interest. But mostly, Mader was intrigued by the idea of teaming up with another relatively small label. "I'll be honest: For most people, it felt very unexpected," she says. "There were a fair amount of people that maybe in the company hadn't even really heard of them. So that was fun: They're not huge, but neither is Everlane."

a model wears an everlane dress in front of a plain backdrop

One of Mader's favorite pieces from the collection is a multicolor slip dress with a huge side slit—ideal for layering over trousers.

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The creative director expects longtime fans will enjoy the Technicolor spin Marques'Almeida brought to Everlane's much-loved basics. If they want more, this partnership is likely a one-time deal.

Mader tells Marie Claire the door is wide open for more capsules with other brands, ones that could be as expansive as a full collection or as simple as a co-designed T-shirt. "I think it's quite a healthy place to be in the brand that you're willing to have those conversations," she says. It's not just about finding new pieces to round out one's closet: "It's also just kind of about making friends, isn't it?" Though fresh wardrobe injections are definitely a plus.

The Everlane x Marques Almeida collection is available to shop now at Everlane.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.