Alert: A Victoria's Secret and Balmain Collab Is Coming

It's true—2017 has arguably saved its most out-there fashion collab for last. Victoria's Secret just announced on its Instagram that the brand is teaming up with Balmain on a collection to be launched on November 29. The lingerie retailer teased the news with a black-and-white illustration featuring the words "Balmain loves VS."

As Vogue reports, Balmain will be designing looks for the VS Fashion Show in Shanghai as well as a capsule collection. "As for what to expect from Balmain’s VS line, you can bet on some sexily gilded items, lots of body-conscious silhouettes and the label’s luxury expertise being translated into both the runway and real-world items," Vogue explains. "While other designers have made several looks for the Victoria’s Secret show in the past, this collaboration marks the first time VS has ever partnered with a high fashion brand on items to be sold in its stores." Stay tuned as we learn more details. 

Scroll down to see how Victoria's Secret teased the collaboration on its Instagram, plus we make predictions on how it might look.


Prediction #1: It will be especially sassy
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Style Notes: Seeing as Oliver Rousteing's designs are usually figure-hugging and feminine, we can only predict that there will be an explosion of total sassiness on the catwalk between the two brands. 


Prediction #2: Expect unusual fabrics
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Style Notes: Plastic, as we've seen during the most recent Chanel catwalk, is big right now. It also appeared in the S/S 18 Balmain collection too.


Prediction #3: Embellishments
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Style Notes: It wouldn't be a Balmain collection if there weren't any embellishments. We can imagine a few well-placed jewels on bras, not dissimilar to this outfit from the most recent Balmain show. 

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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.